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1950's Furniture and Appliances with Prices, Descriptions and Images

Below is a range of furniture found in 50s homes. Remember or Imagine you could go shopping for furniture for your home in the 1950's

  • 1950 Duncan Phyfe Table Set 1950 Duncan Phyfe Table Set
    Price $99.95
    The Duncan Phyfe 30 by 48 inch table opens to 30 by 60 inches. Graceful table extends on gear-type slides. Semi-oval plastic top in mother-of-pearl effect green, red, sunshine yellow or dawn gray. Chrome-plated tubular steel apron... large twelve inch center leaf. Chairs in your choice of two styles; window-back or solid back. Upholstered in stain-resistant, washable vinyl plastic.
  • 1956 Portable Bar 1956 Portable Bar
    Price $49.50
    For the "host with the most".. the fellow who has everything. Made to order for the man who entertains... be it cocktail party or snacks after a skating party. Three removable, adjustable shelves hold bottles and glasses. Alcohol-proof baked on enameled metal top. Sturdy steel washable plastic-coated fabric sides. Brass-plated metal trim. Choose from walnut, blonde or black.
  • 1950 Sofa Beds 1950 Sofa Beds
    Price: $59.95 - $64.95
    Studio couch in figured and plain heavy cotton cover or studio couch in smart plaid and plain heavy cotton tapestry. Three handsome color combinations: sunshine yellow and brown, dawn gray and Tuscan wine, chartreuse and mint green. Rubberized hair and cotton padding. For plaids colors are lipstick red, medium green or gray. Seat and back cushions are plaid on one side, plain on the other. Smart pleated skirt.

  • 1951 Modern Bedroom Set 1951 Modern Bedroom Set
    Price: $177.50
    The newest and one of the most distinctive of the modern group of bedroom suites. Beveled wood drawer pulls provide a sure grip and add a lovely decorative touch. Beveled plate glass mirrors are large and well proportioned. Unusual features are the pin tray in dresser, shirt dividers in the chest. Heavy plank tops with banded edges, and other fine furniture details add quality and strength.

  • 1951 Modern Limed Oak Desk 1951 Modern Limed Oak Desk
    Price: $184.95
    A beautiful and extremely useful piece of modern furniture. Divided lid opens to right and left. Hand lift head. Three roomy drawers with matching pulls. Five-ply limed oak veneer. Three-coat lacquer finish. Knee sewing control.

  • 1952 Gossip Bench 1952 Gossip Bench
    Price: $27.85
    It's new... distinctive... different! Attractive... and mighty useful. Lovely mahogany finish. Recessed compartment for directory and note pads--closes out of the way. Fine hardwoods, mahogany finish. Washable medium green plastic cover. Comfortable padded seat.

  • 1952 Starburst Plastic Table Set 1952 Starburst Plastic Table Set
    Price: $110.00
    New unusual "starburst" design on a chrome-plated dinette set. Like sparkling stars against brilliantly colored backgrounds. Table comes in dark mint green, sunshine yellow, cherry red, or dawn gray. Three inch rounded stainless steel apron on table and matching twelve inch center leaf. Chairs have extra-large backs with extra-deep curve for comfort.

  • 1953 Deluxe Lounger 1953 Deluxe Lounger
    Price: $79.95
    Long-wearing vinyl plastic cover. Seat, back and leg-rest--scientific one-piece construction. Body-fitting design. Thickly padded with resilient rubberized hair and soft felted cotton for comfort. Lock holds lounger-rocker in any position. Colors are mint green, cherry red, parchment ivory or saddle tan.

  • 1953 Round Hassock 1953 Round Hassock
    Price: $11.95
    Popular extra-large round hassock. Huge twenty-five inches in diameter and sixteen-inches high. Thick, long-wearing twenty-gauge vinyl plastic cover. Washable. Comfortable cotton-padded top, pressure-filled excelsior bottom holds its shape. Colors are ivory, cherry red or medium mint green.

  • 1954 Bridge Table Set 1954 Bridge Table Set
    Price: $24.66
    Stylish black steel construction in a large five-piece bridge set. Open mesh steel table rails and chair backs. Large, stain-resistant plastic top. Tubular steel legs lock firmly in place and fold for storage. Rigid underbracing. Matching steel chairs. Large fifteen by fifteen inch shaped seats. Sturdy frames have reinforced stretchers for extra strength. Mar-proof, rubber-tipped feet. Table top and chair seats covered in durable, tweed-textured plastic. Colors are cherry red or black and white.

  • 1954 Step Ladder Stool 1954 Step Ladder Stool
    Price: $9.68
    Curved back and seat padded for comfort... upholstered with thick Duran plastic. Resists scuffs and stain... wipes clean with a damp cloth. Strong tubular steel frame has gleaming chrome-plated finish. Legs flared and braced to stand solid under hundreds of pounds. Handy as a step ladder to safely reach those high cabinet shelves. Steps swing in and out in a single motion and lock firmly in place. Hob-nail type surface makes steps slip resistant. Cap-tipped legs protect floors from mars and scratches. Seat is twenty-four inches high and thirty-three inches high overall. Colors are gray, red, yellow or green.

  • 1955 Triple Dresser 1955 Triple Dresser
    Price: $54.95
    The largest Coldspot freezer, twenty cubic feet with a seven-hundred pound food capacity. Freezes and stores up to 350 meals and has eleven convenient food storage sections. Costs only $20.48 per cubic foot. This freezer is especially recommended for large families or for farm or suburban use. Quick-freeze compartment, three food elevator baskets, two storage baskets and adjustable basket. Ready rack stores juices, ice cream and small items.

  • 1955 Trundle Bed Outfit 1955 Trundle Bed Outfit
    Price: $61.95
    For children or grown-ups. Ideal for saving bedroom space. Big six-piece outfit includes bookcase headboard, trundle bed, two steel-link springs and two cotton mattresses. Thirty-nine inch size beds are partly assembled and have ready-to-finish Western cabinet wood. Comfortable layer-felted cotton mattresses with blue and white stripe cotton ticking.

  • 1957 Hollywood Style Bed 1957 Hollywood Style Bed
    Price: $37.95
    Rugged, durable steel bed frame, headboard spindles in smart black finish. Attractive, stylish metal scroll-work pattern in contrasting turquoise color. Handsome black, turquoise, yellow, and white plaid pattern mattress ticking. 152 coils insulated with resilient sisal, padded with felted cotton. For smartness, durable quality and sleeping comfort. V-design spindles in headboard and resilient steel link spring finished in black enamel.

  • 1957 Stack Unit Storage 1957 Stack Unit Storage
    Price: $2.75 - $7.75 per piece
    Change unused odd-size places into valuable drawer and cabinet space... ideal for built-ins... make unusual chests, dressers, hi-fi cabinets and more to suit your own needs. Choose from different sizes and types of pieces to create a unique storage space.

  • 1957 Black Tubular Steel Group 1957 Black Tubular Steel Group
    Price: $79.95
    Smart streamlined design in tune with today's modern home, just the thing for living room, rumpus room, den, enclosed porch. Resilient sag-less spring construction in seats, padded with felted cotton over mesh insulator. Backs padded with buoyant cotton. Durable heavy-gauge plastic covers resist soil, wear... wipes clean with a damp cloth. Sturdy hardwood frames rigidly joined. Gold-color welt on all seams. Legs, arm, back supports are of heavy-gauge tubular steel, durably finished in black enamel. Brass-plated harmonizing trim. Unique lattice-shape iron treatment on tops add a touch that's distinctively different. Colors are turquoise, white, or charcoal gray.

  • 1958 Eighteenth Century Style Dining Set 1958 Eighteenth Century Style Dining Set
    Price: $16.95 - $119.95
    Dining set comes with various furniture pieces including a buffet with six drawers, a mahogany veneer extension table and could expand up to 42 by 102 inches, shield back chairs with wine and beige striped cotton and rayon fabric, breakfront china that has three drawers and two shelves grooved for plates.

  • 1958 Palomino Plastic Furniture 1958 Palomino Plastic Furniture
    Price: $16.95 - $159.95
    Palomino plastic made by Bolta-Flex is superior heavy-duty reinforced fabric-backed for greater durability and longer wear. Has the luxury look and feel of fine leather. Resists soiling and has rubber cushions. New transitional styling blends well with any decor. Trim button tufted back. New "Saddle" shape arms. Pieces to choose from include half sofa (right or left), armless chair, curved center section, open end section, hostess chair, sofa, armless love seat, ottoman, or lounge chair.

  • 1958 Semi-Automatic Washer 1959 Reception Room Seating
    Price: $89.95
    Highly attractive, colorful, decorator styled, quality built. New three-in-one combination unit with genuine walnut base, polished brass ferrules and trim. Seats and magazine table can be arranged in various ways to suit your needs. Add a look of inviting charm, color and comfort to your reception rooms, dens, lobbies and your own home. Upholstery colors include persimmon orange, coral, ivory, chartreuse, mustard yellow or tan.

  • 1959 Recliner Chair 1959 Recliner Chair
    Price: $79.95
    Wards better recliner for extra comfortable relaxing. Comes in white plastic with black fabric, brown plastic with beige fabric or saddle tan plastic with beige fabric.

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Plastic Covered Chairs $9.75 Florida 1952
Serta Foam Mattress $59.95 New York 1950
7 Piece Maple Drop Leaf Table Set $159.88 California 1959
Bunk Beds $87.00 New Jersey 1956
Wing Chair Maple $95.98 New Jersey 1956
Studio Couch $69.90 New Jersey 1956
Loveseat $98.00 New Jersey 1956
Convertible Sofa-bed $159.00 New Jersey 1956
Full Size Mattress and Box Spring Set $69.99 California 1959
Plastic Sofa $149.00 California 1959
Chromecraft 7 Piece Dinette Set $149.99 California 1959
Babies Crib $24.95 Ohio 1957
Piano $1,007 Ohio 1957
Foam Rubber Sofa $179.00 West Virginia 1956
Chenille Bedspread $3.49 New Hampshire 1950
Rollaway Beds $14.95 Wisconsin 1952
Chrome Dinette Set 7 Piece $99.50 New Jersey 1956