Can anyone identify this Lane end table?

by Jill

We found two of these recently and I have done extensive searching on the Internet to try and figure out the Lane style line these came from . . . or just anything about them. Have found absolutely nothing. They have beautiful inlay with burl wood. I know by the serial number they are 1958 . . . . but what? Matching pieces? Saw nothing else like them online. Appreciate any ideas that readers may have. Thanks!


No drawer. But a lower shelf.

  9 answers
  • Gk Gk on Oct 03, 2019

    Have you contacted the Lane Furniture Company Jill? Perhaps they can help you.

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    • Gary Blackwell Gary Blackwell on Jul 24, 2022

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  • Everything Pretty Everything Pretty on Oct 03, 2019

    Could it be style 19363? When I type it in Google, that comes up as a suggested search.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Oct 04, 2019

    The serial number gives you the manufacture date if that’s what you’re looking for. Just read the serial number backwards. So, your piece was manufactured on 12/06/58. Hope this helps some.

  • LibraryKAT LibraryKAT on Oct 04, 2019

    Lane still exists. Google them and ask.

  • Janice Janice on Oct 04, 2019

    Generally, Lane does furniture groups, so it's pretty certain that there was a square or rectangular coffee table manufactured and offered for sale like these.

  • 34354174 34354174 on Oct 04, 2019

    This doesn't say when they started putting their name on the furniture. Action Industries became Lane Furniture after this makes me wonder if your tables are older than 1972.

    In March of 1912, a man named John Lane purchased a box plant in Altavista, Virginia. His son, Ed Lane, was 21 at the time and had little manufacturing experience. Ed was encouraged by his father to try his hand at starting a chest factory in the newly acquired plant. The Lane family didn't know how successful their new venture was going to be, therefore, they didn't start out putting their name on it. Instead, they incorporated the little company as the Standard Red Cedar Chest Company, with John Lane as President and Ed Lane as Vice President and General Manager. From cedar chests, Lane expanded to occasional tables in 1951, casegoods in 1956, and accent pieces in 1965.

    In 1972, Lane bought a small reclining chair company in Tupelo, Mississippi, named Action Industries. Action sustained tremendous growth through gains in market share and product diversification through the next 20 years becoming a major force in the upholstered furniture industry. Eventually, Action changed its name to Lane Furniture. Today, Lane is owned by United Furniture Industries, one of the fastest growing and largest manufacturers of upholstery and case goods in the U.S.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Oct 04, 2019

    I agree to contact Lane directly. I consider myself to be an "expert" researcher and boy, are your's difficult! The closest I could come to identifying what line the tables are from is the Altavista collection. However the difference I see is that the legs on your tables are far more traditional and squared off than the Altavista line. Wish I could add more. 😎

  • Baxter Baxter on Oct 04, 2019

    All tables made from 1922 until the 2000s? were manufactured under the name The Lane Co.

    In its infancy, the company was incorporated under the name Standard Red Cedar Chest Company around 1912. Standard changed its name to The Lane Co. in 1922 and began national advertising that year. In 1951, The Lane Co. began the profitable "sideline" of making occasional tables.

  • Baxter Baxter on Oct 04, 2019

    Your tables, from a collection by The Lane Co, would have consisted of at least a cocktail table, accent table, another end table/commode with drawers and maybe a couple more. The table is made of mahogany with an olive ash burl inlay center top supported by tapering legs. The neoclassic style is French/Italian, in the Directore Louis XVI manner. I have been in the furniture industry for 40 years and remember many tables like these...but I don't remember the name of your collection. Lane tables were well-constructed and known for their medium to high quality during their heyday (which would be considered +high quality if compared to most of today's offerings). If I discover the name of this collection, I will post again.