Art Deco Dressing Table by Lloyd Loom
Date/Circa:  1930
Origin:  England
Size:  32″ high, 36″ x 21″
Catalogue no: A10100
Price:  $1280
The benefits of wicker and rattan without any of the drawbacks: that’s how Lloyd Loom got started. Eager to take advantage of the tremendous interest in Far Eastern imports, an enterprising American, Marshall B. Lloyd, twisted kraft paper around steel wire.  He then put the paper “threads” on a loom and wove them into wide sheets – suitable for use in any piece of furniture. They didn’t warp. They didn’t snag. They didn’t develop mold. And, just like that, demand grew and grew.

Across the pond, furniture makers William Lusty & Sons purchased the patent from Lloyd and within a year, the versatile fabric began appearing everywhere. Tea rooms, hotels and restaurants were just the beginning. Lloyd Loom pieces, lightweight and water resistant, became stylish furnishings on cruise ships and ocean liners.  Soon the company added Art Deco detailing, like this stainless steel framework, and continued their expansion – right into the interiors of the equally trendy Zeppelins.

In the 1940’s, when most popular, Lloyd Loom produced over one thousand different designs and Lloyd Loom was a household name.