Thursday, September 15, 2011
Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Program: More Hey/Wake. M 308 G Step End Table. Status: Finish Not Original.
This is a craigslist score from a few years ago. It was snatched up for the tiny sum of $35. It has, unfortunately, been refinished but at least it was done well if not accurately. It does look good and if you're not a freak for originality (is that even the right word?) there's nothing to even fret over.
I've been using this table in the corner of the dining room as a lamp table and a small display area
since we moved in. It works in the space perfectly in it's understated way. While it doesn't look at all
like Brasilia (which it sits right next to) it doesn't clash with it either. It think this is because of the
darker more "woody" finish the table sports. It probably had a blonde finish originally and that might
not have worked so well.
These 308 Gs must have been produced in some serious volume. For only being produced for 5
years, '48 to '53, they seem to be THE ubiquitous Heywood Wakefield living room table. At least
they chose one of the more simple and elegantly modern designs to make so many of! Anybody
else have any Hey/Wake pieces?