Pair Vintage 1940's Wood Oak Tree Leaves Acorns Bookends Syrocco New York For Sale
Pair Vintage 1940's Wood Oak Tree Leaves Acorns Bookends Syrocco New York
Up for sale is a very nice pair of 1940â€™s Syrocco wood bookends (6.50â€� tall, 3.75â€� x 3.75â€�) made by the Syrocco Company of New York.It is intricately made as an oak tree with leaves and an abundance of acorns.This pair is in very nice condition with very little wear for being over 70 years old. Biographical History
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.
Founded in Syracuse, New York in 1890 by immigrant Adolph Holstein, the
Syracuse Ornamental Company (Syroco) specialized in decorative wood
carving, especially for the local residential market. Products included
fireplace mantelpieces and other types of interior decoration popular in
late Victorian homes. To meet increasing market demand and sales
opportunities Holstein developed a material looked and felt like wood
but that which could be shaped, allowing multiple pieces to be produced
through a molding process. The new product, which combined wood pulp
brought from the Adirondacks with flour as a binder and other materials
to give it strength, was extruded and then cut to fit compression molds,
which had were made from original carvings in real wood.
The process favored shallow molds with little undercutting, and this
served well for the creation of a wide variety of "carved" relief work
to be applied to different sorts of flat surfaces such as walls,
furniture and caskets. Production of this new molded product, known as
SyrocoWood, was the mainstay of the company's production through the
1940s. The finished material could be smoothed and varnished to look
like wood, or it could be painted. Sales catalogues from the early 1900s
through the 1920s offer hundreds of varieties of moldings, capitals,
brackets, volutes, and reliefs of vases, garlands, cartouches,
scrollwork, and other details in a variety of styles.
Syroco operated from a large factory complex on 581 South Clinton
Street in Syracuse acquired from Smith Corona Typewriter Company. The
company remained in the hands of the Holstein family for three
generations, with some of Adolph's children and grandchildren taking
over management and sales positions. At its peak, about 400 workers were
employed at the plant.
By the 1930s the company had also developed an extensive line of gift
and novelty items made of "SyrocoWood" and also "Woodite," a combination
of wood flour and polymer. In the 1960s the company began to use
injection molding for some of its products, but did not entirely abandon
its old processes.
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Pair Vintage 1940's Wood Oak Tree Leaves Acorns Bookends Syrocco New York: $75