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Recently, a back hoe had a go at a 1910 house in the neighborhood. Even the guys who do demolition flinch at destroying old wood of such quality. The very morning I was listening to the final creaks of the place that had sheltered one family since 1948, I ran across Rietfeld’s furniture on the Internet.
The planks in a house like the one that went down could produce knock-down kits of fine reproduction design. During the Depression, Rietfeld designed an affordable suite of “crate” furniture that recently auctioned at Christie’s for $7,500.
More after the jump.