Do you have any information on a bedroom set made by Mengel Man Permanized Furniture of Louisville, Ky.?
We’re wondering about age and value. ANSWER: The name of the company was Mengel Furniture Co. It was founded in Louisville by C.C. Mengel some time after the Civil War. The company also made wooden boxes, toys, slides, doors, windows and, during the 1930s, subassemblies for auto bodies. Apparently, “Mengel Man” was a line of bedroom furniture the company made after World War II, but Mengel used the word “permanized” to advertise several of its postwar furniture lines. The company manufactured mostly bedroom sets, dining-room sets and living-room furniture. Mengel was bought by Kroehler Manufacturing Co. in 1956. Mengel bedroom sets in very good condition sell well. I own a pottery figurine of a kneeling nude. Her hand is outstretched to hold a flower stem, and there are eight holes around the base. It’s signed “Walrath Pottery.” What is it and what’s it worth? Your figurine is a flower frog, a holder for flower stems. It originally was sold with a matching low bowl that held water. It