mid-century Mahogany Buffet or Credenza by Johnson Furniture for Directional Industries
When Earl Johnson retired and the family sold the company in 1963, it was purchased by a group of investors led by James Van Oosten. Milo Baugham and Kipp Stewart designed lines of residential furniture, which Johnson produced for Directional Industries between 1963 and 1968. After being owned by Holiday Inns, Inc. between 1968 and 1975, the company returned to the ownership of Van Oosten and company.In 1963, Johnson became the sole manufacturer of case goods and occasional furniture for Directional Industries.
A fine example of Johnson Furniture craftsmanship. Bench Made in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the early 1960s by Johnson for Directional Industries. Solid mahogany doors feature carved panels in a retro pattern. Two sets of double-doors open to reveal storage space comprised of a drawer (with silver liner) and adjustable shelves. 2 adjustable shelves on the right and 1 on the left. Finished in a rich dark (nearly ebony) finish over mahogany. Accented with original brushed brass hardware.
Excellent Vintage Condition with very little wear. See photos which depict some rubs and scraps along the bottom. Otherwise remarkably clean and nice especially when considering its age.
Measurements: 70.5"W x 18.5"D x 27"H