FANCY VINTAGE '60s HOLLYWOOD REGENCY SYROCO SHELF FOR HALL OR BEDROOM OR TEESTER BED CROWN
The following is information from the Syracruse University Libraries Special Collection Research Center on the Syroco and Dart Industries Company who manufactured this lovely item and my thanks to them..
‘The Syracuse Ornamental Company, known as Syroco, was an American manufacturing company based in Syracuse, New York. They were best known for their molded wood-pulp products that resembled hand-carving. They developed a material looked and felt like wood but that which could be shaped, allowing multiple pieces to be produced through a molding process. Products included fireplace mantelpieces and other types of interior decoration popular in late Victorian homes.
Syroco added more lines of injection molded plastics when a new plant was opened in 1963. The company began to use plastic in new "modern" designs and new forms for clocks, mirrors, tables and a range of household items. In 1965 the company was bought by Rexall Drug and Chemical Company (which soon changed its name to Dart Industries). Dart owned Tupperware, from which Syroco gained more knowledge of injection molding.”
A lovely vintage gold Syroco Dart Industries ornate Hollywood Regency shelf from the '60s.
The shelf is in a gold tone and the top of the shelf is textured. Very feminine and ornate with multi-colored floral accents and swirls. The shelf can be painted any color that you like - possibly a chippy white for a bedroom would be nice or a glossy black to put in a hallway. I used it in a hallway and had a little lamp on it and it looked great.
It was also used in another house turned upside down for a teester bed crown over the bed with drapes on either side and it looked beautiful and so elegant.
The measurements are appx. 19" - 20" across at the widest point on top. 8" wide. 6-1/4" from the top of the shelf to the end of the point in front. Hooks on each side to put a screw through.
Inside it says "Copyright" or copyrint "MCMLXIX" in Roman Numerals (1969), "Dart Ind Made in USA 3025"
Store mark underneath the shelf which will not be visible and can be painted over. Paint is peeling on the underside where the mfg's name is. Some paint loss on the rim around the shelf but it could be painted over if you wish but it really not noticeable when in place.
Great vintage accent decorative piece for a bedroom, living room, hall or entry especially if you hung a mirror above it!
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