All the pages listed here are about the Monterey genre of furniture items, and possibly pottery that goes with the style of that period. While our primary business is conserving and proper restoration of the objects, we are exposed to a good amount of excellent pieces of Imperial, Coronado, Del Rey, Brown & Saltman, and of course, Mason Monterey. Our focus is on the period we love best, which is circa 1930-1940.
We are currently undertaking the sales of all of the above. Currently we have:
- Richardson Estate
- Mason Monterey from Frank Crowe Estate (coming soon)
- Miscellaneous pieces
Our policy: Restorative work is fully disclosed. If we detect the items were previously restored it says this clearly, and if they were conserved, restored or repaired by MPF Conservation we state this clearly.
For more info on Monterey and conservation, visit our website, where we have many pages of Monterey pieces to view.
MASON MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Frank Mason founded the Mason Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles in 1919, primarily as a lamp manufacturing company. “Monterey” furniture was born in the 1920’s, growing out of the Hollywood design studios. The style is derived from Spanish and Dutch Colonial, Pennsylvania Dutch, California Mission architecture and furnishings, cowboy accoutrements such as might even be found in a barn (lariats and branding irons), and simple ranch furnishings.
Other pages of discussion and information regarding western furniture:
Local owner who kept items in impeccable condition.
Click on the item to be taken to the page with further info and images.
Smokey Maple Floral Motif
Mason Monterey RARE 4-Cushion Sofa
with original paint and original fabric!
The footprint is approximately 100″ x 36″ or
8’4″ x 3’0″ so the space it commands is quite large.
Transitional Mason Monterey Blonde 4-Drawer Dresser
+ Matching Mirror with original paint and original fabric!
$850 or best offer
Mirror and dresser are in excellent structural condition, with original paint in a color I’ve not seen before. This is not unusual for Mason Bros., as they frequently experimented with styles and colors, sold them, and never duplicated that color again.
Hardware is also the original paint color.
All drawer skids are in good condition, mirror is secure and we are selling this as a set.
DOZENS OF MASON MONTEREY PIECES
FROM THE FRANK CROWE ESTATE
Some have sold; more posted all the time.
The original set had one owner, we being the second. The matching pieces are in good condition, with damage as described with images on the detail page. It consists of:
- two twin beds (Mexican carrying water motif),
- a center bedside table (twin cactus motif),
- a lowboy chest of drawers (cactus motif),
- a highboy chest of drawers (Mexican carrying water motif), and
- a mirror (Sleeping Mexican motif).
All of the pieces are marked but the bedside table with the burned horse shoe and name. All appear to be from the same time frame as they are all marked with the same items numbers, “780.”
Contact us if you have further questions.