Regency steel kitchen cabinets — or were they Regency Quality Kitchens? — or just Quality Kitchens? — likely are a rare vintage brand. These were made in Rosedale, Mississippi. Further research indicates the parent company was Alabama Metal Products, which started around 1954 and by 1976 was one of the most important industries in town, with 350 employees manufacturing steel kitchen cabinets and vanities — wow!
The most distinguishing feature of the cabinets may be the second cabinet pull design. Not the chevron, the one on the bottom, above, that resembles a wide, short “u”.Photo viewing tip: After the page fully loads, click on any photo and it should enlarge up to 1,000 pixels wide on your screen. Hit Back or ESC to go back to the story.
The “Modernistic Glass Front Kitchen Line”, with what looks to be sliding ribbed-glass panels — also is quite notable. I need to doublecheck my own previous reporting, but I believe that Lyon and Crosley also had streamline-style sliding glass wall cabinets like this. (Other companies also had wall cabinets with glass within frames — but not these interesting sliding glass panels.)
Above: “Hang-Bar Construction” for the wall cabinets. That is: The wall cabinets seem to hang on this special bar, which is attached to a stud.
This rare brochure was a nice find, if say so myself!
- The Retro Renovation Encyclopedia of Vintage Steel Kitchen Cabinets — 80+ brands identified!