Furniture Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

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Barcalo
Three color 4 1/2" x 12" ad for their BarcaLoafer, the outdoor chair that is built for comfort. The headline urges you to "RELAX in the most comfortable chair under the Sun!" and has pictures of the chair in the upright position and of people in some of the different positions the chair could be adjusted to, for your comfort. The captions by each picture discusses the many features and abilities of this chair and, in a claim no longer used for furniture, says that it "Takes the strain off the heart".
June 1952
House Beautiful
1
$8.00
View Furniture 18

Barcalo
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for the BarcaLounger, the chairs that were made for helping people relax. The ad features pictures of three different chairs and the headline asks "What famous people own these BarcaLoungers". The text answers that one is owned by fashion designer Ceil Chapman, one is owned by Dancing Instructer Arthur Murray and the last is owned by New York Giant quarterback Charlie Conerly. The text rationalizes that "You don't have to be famous to enjoy the BarcaLounger. Just weary" and asks you to try one and see for yourself. It mentions that it came in 17 different models.
November 18, 1961
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Furniture 2

Bassett
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Bedroom Furniture. There is a picture of a lady standint in her bedroom sweeping her arm out to bring attention to the fine Bassett furniture as the headline promises that "Bassett makes it eassy for you to be proud of your bedroom!". The text talks about the four finishes available, being able to choose from a Pastel Finish or Cherry Cordovan on African Mahogany and woods such as American Walnut or Limed Oak. The prices are said to range from an "easy-to-afford $149 to a modest $399" and the text talks about Fine Details such as tough, carefully-rubbed, high-gloss Du Pont "Dulux" finish, a tilting mirror of crystal-clear genuine Pittsburgh-Plate glass and drawers center-guided to slide smoothly". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 12, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Furniture 5

Bassett
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Pastel Bedroom Furniture. The ad has pictures of two different sets of the "Over fifty Bassett Modern, Traditional and Provincial suites to choose from". The text mentions prices of from $149 to $399 for double dresser with mirror, chest and bed and also shows some of the Fine Details that come with Basett Craftsmanship. These include tilting beveled-edge mirrors, tough, carefully-rubbed, high-gloss Du Pont "Dulox" Baked-on finish and Drawerd with center-guides. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 18, 1957
Life magazine
0
$7.50
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Bassett
Full color 10" x 13" ad for their new Context Collection. The headline talks about their "New Hue...Aragon Walnut...in a New Context, delightful in detail...so easy to own" and the pictures show a variety of pieces from collections for different rooms. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 7, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Furniture 3

Bodart
Black and white 4 3/4" x 12" ad for their line of furniture designed "For the bride who.." who is looking for "Happiness Assured". There is a drawing of a dresser placed under a mirror and the text talks about the quality of their products and about how their furniture never becomes dated.
June 1952
House Beautiful
1
$8.00
View Furniture 19

Daystrom
Full color 9" x 12" ad for their Assortment of Tables and Chairs. Pictured at the top of the page is one of their Coloramic tables with upholstered chairs shown in the kitchen. Below this is one of their Playtime set which has a top of Daystromite and the ad shows how this table can convert to a larger table, a table for cards of, by lifting the insert out, a table for dice.
August 1950
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$7.50
View Household Furniture 13

Heritage Henredon
Full color 9" x 12" ad for their selections of furniture for the Living Room, Dining Room and the Bedroom. The headline says that this "A new idea in furniture...for those who long to own the finest". Shown in the ad are a sample of their Living Room furniture and another sample of their Dining Room furniture with a general description of the pieces shown.
June 1952
House Beautiful
1
$8.00
View Furniture 17

Heywood-Wakefield Ashcroft
Full color 10" x 13" ad for the furniture they have now designed for the indoors. There are pictures of Bedroom furniture, for Dining Rooms, for Living Rooms, for Porches and for Recreation Rooms. The headline claims that if "You name the room...Ashcroft will furnish it smartly" and the text describes the styling, the quality and the price that doesn't scare you.
October 1952
McCall's
1
$8.00
View Furniture 7

Imperial
Black and white 9" x 12" ad for their line of Master Tables. Around a crest in the middle of the page are shown eleven tables of different types with the model numbers and their names. The text talks about their quality and mentions the effort that goes into each table.
June 1952
House Beautiful
1
$8.00
View Furniture 20

John Widdicomb
Black and white 8 1/2" x 12" ad for their Furniture of Superlative Character. Pictured in the ad is a Secretaire-breakfront cabinet of fruitwood in the French Provensial style which is one of the pieces that were "sold only by the best stores and accredited decorators".
June 1952
House Beautiful
1
$8.00
View Furniture 11

Kroehler
Full color 9" x 12 1/2" ad for their Quality Furniture, especially their Chairs and Sofas. The ad shows quite an assortment of their items with most attention on their Special! New Value!, the Luxurious Mohair Jacquard Frieze for $199.50. The text talks about their furniture being Cushionized and having a "wide selection of styles, fabrics and colors".
August 1950
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.00
View Furniture 9

Kroehler
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for pieces in their Smartset Furniture Group. There is a large picture of a Right and Left Half Sofa with a price of $199.50 for both pieces and smaller pictures of a Three-piece sectional for $199.50 and a Sofa for $139.50 and Chair for $79.50. The headline calls them "So casual! So comfortable!...and so refreshingly new in styling". The text talks about the variety available, the fact the set cushions are "soft reversible" and this furniture is Cushionized.
April 1953
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Furniture 8

La-Z-Boy
Full color 7" x 10" ad for their La-Z-Boy Chairs with Bing Crosby. The ad has a picture of a comfortable living room with both Bing and his wife Kathryn relaxing in La-A.Boy Chairs. The caption has him saying "Man, this is really relaxin'...an evening at home with Kathryn in our La-Z-Boy chairs". The headline calls this item "a family affair with the Bing Crosbys" and shows four models at the bottom of the ad. Shown are Style 734, Style 742, Style 702 and Style 713.
July 1967
McCall's
1
$7.50
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Libbey-Owens-Ford
Black and white 9" x 13" ad for their Mirrored Glass used for tabletops. There is a picture of a serene lady in a period dress sitting at a round table with a L-O-F tabletop that is perfectly casting her relection back to her. The table has an unusual centerpiece of glass and metal that is also casting a reflection. The headline states that "Mirrored Glass forms Pools of Decorative Beauty" and the text talks of Polished Plate Glass being the keynote of the modern decorative scheme. It also mentions that this product was available in clear or in attractive colors.
February 1937
Town & Country
1
$8.50
View Furniture 15

Samson
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Card Tables. The large picture in the ad shows a lady with a colorful outfit setting her living up for an evening of entertainment. She has set her Samson Card Table near the lamp with a white statue for a base and has placed a platter full of glasses of wine on it. The headline calls these items "Ever welcome distinctive gifts...only $3.95" and there are five other tabletops pictured in the ad. Four of these have unique designs on them and the fifth has a checkerboard built-in to the top. The text talks about their individuality and sturdiness plus having extra-large playing surfaces. As usual, you are urged to buy several.
December 16, 1946
Life magazine
2
$8.00
View Furniture 14

Samsonite
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Portable Furniture. The ad has a picture of a basement where two young boys have set up a red table and are bringing more chairs down to work on their models. The ad text talks about the P;asti-Steel top and gives prices of $12.95 for the table and $9.95 for the chairs.
March 1959
Good Housekeeping
1
$7.50
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Simmons
Full color 10" x 13" ad for their Hide-A-Bed. The ad has a picture of a couple sitting in their living room casting meaningful looks at each other. Next there is a picture of this same living room with the couch folded out and the same couple resting comfortably. The headline claims the "Hide-A-Bed - Latest style in sofas gives you an "extra bedroom" at no extra cost" and the text talks about the six different colors available and the three different sizes. It mentions the Settee size for $179.00, the Apartment size for $189.00 and the Full Size for $199.00. The Large Hide-A-Bed shown in the ad was available for $339.00 while the Hide-A-Bed shown at the bottom of the ad could be had for $249.50.
October 1952
McCall's
1
$8.00
View Furniture 6

Vernay
Black and white 9" x 13" ad for their Dining Side Chairs. Shown are "two of an important et of six Chippendale mahogany dining side chairs with boldly executed splat backs of distinctive design. 1760-1765'. The text mentions they have a whole collection of 18th Century Dining Room Furniture including sideboards, serving tables, pedestal tables, cabinets and sets of chairs.
February 1937
Town & Country
1
$8.50
View Furniture 10

Victorian
Three color 9" x 12 1/2" ad for their selection of Exquisite Tables. There are five tables shown and the text talks about them being topped with Italian Marble and made from Honduras Mahogany. The text describes the style of these items in glowing terms and the ad says that the company is based in Montgomery, Alabama which they describe as The Cradle of the Confederacy.
June 1952
House Beautiful
1
$8.00
View Furniture 12

Willett
Full color 5" x 11" ad for their furniture made with Solid, Seasoned Solid Cherry. Pictured in the ad is a living room filled with two tables and an upholstered chair from Willett and, around this picture, there are four different tables with their names and their prices. The headline calls these "Cherry Medley...your living room in tune with this centure, last and next" and the text describes the beauty of cherry, the care that is taken to build this furniture and the fact that theirs are Budget Priced.
Apeil 1951
Good Housekeeping
1
$8.00
View Furniture 21

Woodard
Full color 8 3/4" x 12" ad for their Wrought Iron Furniture. Pictured in this ad is a table and four chairs from their Orleans group that they claim to be inspired by old New Orleans grillwork. This design is suitable for indoor or outdoor usage and is Parkerized for rust-protection.
June 1952
House Beautiful
1
$8.00
View Furniture 16