Up next in our continuing series of vintage Stanley Furniture catalogs that the company has scanned and provided especially for Retro Renovation readers: An 11-page catalog of the company’s Mix ‘n Match line. Like the American Forum line, this Mix ‘n Match line was designed by H. Paul Browning. No date on the catalog, but it appears to be early- to mid-1960s. The furniture is finished with walnut veneers and the tabletops are laminated plastic to match.
The catalog says this was “one of America’s most widely accepted design (sic).” Yes, I bet its simple lines and medium grain color proved popular with Mrs. America, who may have been concerned about investing in something too over-the-top moder. Note the glamour shot (above), which juxtaposes a Mix ‘n Match dining room set with a wrought-iron dressed door: Mix ‘n Match the modern and the early American? Yes, ma’am, you do it! Many thanks to Stanley Furniture for providing these wonderful archival materials!
Stanley Furniture Mix ‘n Match line catalog:
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