Industrial hall tree with rotating wheel of hooks


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This fabulous piece of 1920s workmanship would have been made for the industrial office. A fantastic feature is the rotating wheel of hooks. Would look magnificent in any hallway (with a fairly high ceiling as it stands at nearly 7ft tall!).

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This industrial hall tree is in great condition- it has had old varnish removed and has been oiled/revived.

There is a water mark near the originally umbrella drip tray- shown in photos.


Background Reading- understanding more about this industrial hall tree

The aesthetically driven Art Deco furniture was all the rage in the 1920s with sleek lines, geometric patterns and the use of new materials such as chrome. There was, however, still a requirement for well-made utilitarian furniture for the workplace. With the likes of Globe Wernicke creating school and library inspired items since the late 19th century, cool industrial style furniture was commonplace even in the glamorous twenties.

This industrial hall tree reminds me of the Globe Wernicke antique barristers’ bookcases.

Following a brief spell of receivership from 1932-34 Globe Wernicke began manufacture of its stacking bookcases, rather befittingly, across the globe- United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany. Like the quality of this industrial hall stand (unknown maker), Globe Wernicke were well known for quality and craftsmanship.

These bookcases appear in auctions and internet sites regularly. They originally cost around 75 dollars. But, depending on age and condition, their value is considerably higher. Industrial hall trees like this are much less commonly seen today.

Additional information

Dimensions 208 cm