Willett maple furniture – native to Kentucky, I believe

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Antiquing in Louisville, I saw a bit of Willett maple furniture. Up here in Massachusetts, we had Cushman maple. Both are equally beautiful – and what quality! Another sure-to-be collectible, to be sure!

rbwUpdate Feb 2009: I am in love with this furniture even more – now that I think it might have been designed by Royal Barry Wills. Ad now also attached. Swoon.

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  1. Herb says

    I just purchased a partial set of the same line of Willett at an auction here in Cincinnati. Do you remember the name and/or the location of the shop selling the furniture you so kindly photograhed? Thank you!

  2. James says

    I had seen ads for Willett furniture in old magazines that I collect and then last year at an estate sale in Lombard Illinois came upon a set of Willett “Wildwood Cherry” bedroom furniture- a tall dresser, bedside table and twin beds- all in good condition. For $500, we purchased the Willett furnitue and it is now in my 15 year old son’s bedroom. My son,Chris is like your average teen as he loves to be contrary. So, he made plenty of noises about wanting to furnish his room in Ikea (!) stuff instead. We called his bluff and offered to move the furniture into his younger brother’s room. That shut him up- the Willett remains in Chris’s room. It seems even a 15 year old boy can recognize the quality in Willett.

    [Note: Nothing wrong with Ikea, for what it is, but “engineered” wood vs. solid cherry? No contest…]

  3. susan davidson says

    do you have any ads for the Willett golden beryl Bedroom furniture? I am just trying to see pictures of the collection. Thanks

  4. MELINDA says

    I HAVE A WILLETT GOLDEN BERYL BEDROOM SUITE INCLUDING BOTH TWIN AND FULL HEADBOARD, FOOT BOARD, SIDE RAILS, DRESSER W/HATBOX AND OVAL MIRROR, MEDIUM CHEST AND TALLER CHEST. ALL BELONGED TO MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER. ALSO HAVE A BOOKCASE, OCTAGONAL TABLE, DROPLEAF CHAIRSIDE TABLE, SMALL WRITING DESK W/ BENCH AND ANOTHER SIDE TABLE. ONLY THE BEDROOM PIECES ARE ID’D AS ‘GOLDEN BERYL’ BY THE METAL PLATES MAILED INSIDE THE DRAWERS. THE OTHER PIECES ARE DEFINITELY MAPLE AND CORDINATE, BUT ONLY HAVE WILLWTT NAME, NO LINE NAME. P.S. THEY ARE MY PRIDE AND JOY AND I WOULD NEVER PART WITH THEM!! ; )

  5. steve mcintyre says

    i have a willett dbl bed from around 1949 four poster maple i am trying to find out more about can you help me ??

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