Born from a consumer market that hungered for affordably-priced yet stylish furniture, the Art Deco influence on this furniture is undeniable.The simple shapes, modern curves, and often delicate looking pulls and details combined in warm wood tones to give an updated, yet home-y feel to a room.
We grew up with this furniture in our homes and it’s part of our childhood.
The graceful curves, extraordinary grain patterns, and ornate pulls make this distinctive style still desirable today.
We usually think of waterfall pieces in terms of bedroom furniture, but keep in mind that living room pieces were also popular (radio cabinets, bars and credenzas come to mind).
Various makers even included some of the larger retailers, like Sears!
We may think of them as old-fashioned pieces now, but back then they were chic compared to older furniture pieces.
After WWII, this style fell out of fashion as newer materials and designs came on the market and and consumers were able to afford to buy more expensive items.Like restorers of historical buildings, you can identify the period by the technology used to create the nails and unlock the past of furniture.Until the 18th century, nail production methods had not changed for hundreds of years.Waterfall furniture was one of the first styles made mainly from plywood.Previously, most furniture was made from solid wood, or wood with a finer veneer.Commonly known as waterfall furniture, there is no style more evocative of 1920s–1940s furniture.