The Antiquarians are delighted to offer this beautiful Mid-Century B.W. Buenilum lazy Susan, model #1062 which includes all three of its original pieces. This rare Mid-Century find includes the lazy Susan base tray, the glass divided insert - which is a fabulous serving dish for condiments, relishes, and veggies - and the decorative lid.
The lazy Susan base tray and the lid from this wonderful Mid-Century serving piece are made from lustrous hammered aluminum. The large metal tray is fashioned to resemble the petals of a flower. The entire circumference of the metal tray's softly scalloped edges are crimped. Assembled with a large hex shaped bolt and nut assembly, this well designed retro hammered aluminum lazy Susan swivels with a precise, smooth, noiseless movement. The bottom of this Mid-Century B.W. Buenilum aluminum lazy Susan is marked B.W. with the castle, and still has its original paper tag with the model number of the piece - #1062. This large Mid-Century lazy Susan measures approximately 17-1/2" in diameter and stands 3" tall.
The heavy 5 compartment divided glass insert has two ribbed handles and measures approximately 12" in diameter at its widest point, and is 1-1/2" deep.
The hammered aluminum lid is approximately 6" in diameter and is finished with a lovely, albeit unusual handle.
This Mid-Century B.W. Buenilum hammered aluminum lazy Susan serving piece is in wonderful vintage condition and is substantial, weighing over 6 pounds. There are a few scratches on the surface of the lazy Susan's vintage metal base tray, most of which are hidden beneath the glass divided relish dish. The divided glass insert and the unique lid are in perfect condition. With a fun design, sturdy construction and ample space for serving goodies, this Mid-Century lazy Susan is incredibly useful for everyday use or when entertaining!
Frederick Buehner-Warner - 1908-1971 - was a master industrial designer who came to the United States from Germany in 1929. The brilliant metalsmith developed an aluminum formula to be used in decorative and food service items, and registered the trademark for his innovation in 1933 under the name "Buenilum". His company, Buehner Warner manufactured aluminum products from the 1930's to the 1950's. The company was eventually sold to Pfaltzgraff in 1969 and closed completely in 1973.
B.W. Buenilum aluminum-ware products remain highly desirable today. Collectors value the smart design, high quality materials and painstaking workmanship which Frederick Buehner-Warner built his business and his reputation on.