Conant Ball Furniture Company Information
The definitive guide to the Conant Ball Furniture Company
The Conant Ball Furniture Company was founded in the late 1800s in Gardner, Massachusetts, and was well known for manufacturing wooden Colonial Revival furniture.
Originally the company specialized in crafting Colonial furniture reproductions and cane seat chairs, however, as time went on the company manufactured bedroom and dining chairs as well.
Many of the company's most popular furniture items were designed by Russel Wright, a famous American Industrial furniture designer. Authentic Conant Ball Furniture Company items which were designed by Wright typically feature the words "American Modern Built by Conant-Ball Co." or "Designed by Russel Wright."
The Conant Ball Furniture Company closed in 1980.
Conant Ball Colonial furniture reproduction items are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Conant Ball furniture items which were designed by Russel Wright are considered to be rare, but not necessarily the most valuable. Restoration of a Conant Ball Furniture Company item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring the item may decrease its value.
For more information regarding Conant Ball Company furniture items, visit The Gardner Museum's official website or Russel Wright Studio's official website.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions in Los Angeles, California sold a Conant Ball six-drawer cabinet (32.5" x 20" x 48") which was designed by Russel Wright and branded with the words "Conant Ball Furniture Maker" for $700 in June of 2004.
Christie's in London sold an upholstered ebonized wood lounge chair which was manufactured by the Conant Ball Furniture Company for $625 in December of 2009.
Susanin's Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold a Conant Ball Furniture Company drop-leaf table (30" x 23" x 72") for $100 in January of 2007.
Skinner Auctions in Massachusetts sold a pair of Conant Ball Furniture Company maple end tables which were designed by Russel Wright for $50 in September of 2008, and another pair of Conant Ball Furniture Company maple end tables designed by Wright for $100 in June of 2008.
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