It’s been years since we had this Adrian Pearsall 2179-T Walnut Compass Dining Table on our showroom floor and it won’t last long. In fact, the last one sold before we could photograph it for the FMV site. We learned our lesson and escorted this beauty into our photo studio as soon as the restoration was complete. The solid walnut base is in very good vintage condition and we’re certain you won’t find a more sublime version offered anywhere. The oily walnut ebbs and flows with sections of lighter and darker tones and creates a mesmerizing marbled effect that further magnifies the fundamental organic spirit of the design. The Danish style, bowed glass top has imperfections (see pics), but it’s the original. Please inquire if you’re interested in purchasing just the table base.
Adrian Pearsall 2179-T Walnut Compass Dining Table by Craft Associates. One of Americas most revered designers. Spectacular angular solid walnut base with original glass top.
Pearsall table glass:
71 5/8” long x 38.75” Wide x 3/8” thick
Total table height 29” High
Base 55.25” long x 27” Wide x 28.5” High
About Adrian Pearsall:
He designed some of the most exuberant and expressive American furniture of the 1950s and ’60s. For verve and vivacity of form, he surpasses even Vladimir Kagan — whose work is the emblem of swinging, sexy mid-20th century modernism. Pearsall gave his imagination free rein, and his flamboyant, eye-catching styles are icons of what has become known as “Atomic Age” design. He studied architectural engineering at the University of Illinois before opening his Pennsylvania furniture company, Craft Associates, in 1952, and that training shows in many designs. A Pearsall trademark, for example, is a lounge chair with an exceptionally tall, trapezoidal back, which give the pieces a skyscraper-like silhouette. Pearsall also had a talent for so-called “gondola” sofas — long, low-slung pieces with upswept ends. Many of his sofas and chairs are supported not by legs, but on gently arced walnut skids. He also had a gift for tables, in particular glass-topped side and coffee tables with frames that have the look of an Alexander Calder. His work adds an attention-getting, sculptural exclamation point to any décor.