I’ve been pretty remiss in posting, but I’ve got a lot of stuff to share on here. One thing we did pick up recently is this beautiful midcentury buffet. It may look a little familiar to those who read the blog – it’s the same one my grandparent’s had here for over 50 years. This is one of the buffets from the Heritage Perennian furniture collection. This furniture is not super common, so it took some patience and waiting for a piece to come available online. This particular one came from Los Angeles and there were chairs from the same set that I’m in the process of reupholstering as well.
The Perennian line is a bridge collection between traditional style and full midcentury modern and takes a number of cues from Danish furniture. The pieces are all hardwood with a variety of accents. This particular piece is mostly walnut with “wormy chestnut” insets on the doors. Wormy chestnut is just chestnut wood that was harvested after the trees were infested with bugs from being killed by the chestnut blight in the middle of the 20th century. As there were large stands of now-dead chestnut that had imperfections, it was marketed as “wormy chestnut” and used as an accent piece in a lot of furniture until the supplies were exhausted, making use of what would otherwise have been considered undesirable lumber.