mel bogart ashtray stand for felmore

"Mel Bogart ashtray stand for Felmore"

ad for Felmore ashtray stand by Mel Bogart from Interiors magazine, Dec 1953

I was happy to stumble across this ad in the December 1953 issue of Interiors magazine that revealed the mystery of a piece from our collection! This piece was described here in my earlier post, “i like it, whatever it is (#1)”. We’re using it as a catchall under our mail slot, but it was indeed an ashtray stand as I suspected.

"mel bogart ashtray stand for felmore"

It’s the number 620 ashtray stand by the designer Mel Bogart, and it was created for the Felmore company in Van Nuys. Since the date of the ad is late 1953 I’m assuming the piece was made that same year. Bogart also designed furniture for Felmore, including daybeds and tables, as well as fireplace tools. I believe he was an architect too, but I need to confirm that.

Felmore also had a retail outlet called Felmore Associates in Pacific Palisades in the 50’s.

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