Monterey Transitional Crackle Back Floral Arm Couch 1934 SOLD F803

An absolutely beautiful piece of furniture from Burdines. This Monterey couch has crackle paint and floral decoration on the arms, done is a nice warm smokey maple finish. The seat cushions are currently being upholstered in a smokey maple leather to match.

Upholstery tags date is 1934. Part of a large collection of pieces owned by only two families. Bought from the famous Burndines department store in Miami, Florida. Last owner used for over 25 years in her family room.

Burdines was a leading department store chain in the state of Florida. The first Burdines store was opened in Bartow, Florida in 1896. Burdines became part of Federated Department Stores, Inc (now Macy’s, Inc.) in 1956. On January 30, 2004 it was renamedBurdines-Macy’s, and only one year later on March 6, 2005 the Burdines name was dropped altogether and the division and its stores were renamed as Macy’s Florida. Historically Burdines was known as the carriage-trade store in Florida and at times it operated with the slogan “the Florida store”. Many of its stores were decorated with pink walls, blue ceilings with streaks of clouds, and large plastic palm trees circling the center of the store. These icons still remain throughout Macy’s stores in Florida.