Heywood Wakefield Chair
We only have 4 of these chairs left!
This is a great piece of American made furniture from the Heywood-Wakefield company. Likely a product of the 1950a, all of the chairs we have show subtle wear from use, but that just ads to the charm of them. Chrome legs, w/ wood backs and seats. You may remember these great chairs from school rooms of yesteryear.
Heywood Brothers was established in 1826, Wakefield Company in 1855. Both firms produced wicker and rattan furniture, and as these products became increasingly popular towards the end of the century, they became serious rivals. In 1897 the companies merged as Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Company (this name was changed to Heywood-Wakefield Company in 1921), purchasing Washburn-Heywood Chair Company in 1916, Oregon Chair Company in 1920, and Lloyd Manufacturing Company in 1921.
While its wooden furniture plant in Gardner, Massachusetts closed in 1979, a branch in Menominee, Michigan continued to manufacture metal outdoor seats, auditorium seats, and school furniture. The brand is now manufactured by a company in South Beach Florida, however their products have little in common with the classic items of the past.