Sparton 558 'Sled' Radio Peach Mirror Walter Dorwin Teague Design
Sparton 558 One of the Best Examples of Deco Streamline Style
Rare Peach Sparton 558-C mirror radio designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the Sparks-Worthington Company from Jackson, Michigan in 1937. The radio, known as the 'sled' or '4-knob' is a considered to be one of the best examples of Deco Streamline style. The radio features etched peach/old rose mirrors on the front, top and left side, with dark walnut lacquer finish and 5 copper fins or 'speed lines'. The asymmetric, geometric shapes and accent designs are distinctively art deco in appearance. The mirrors were etched in such a way as to give the illusion of having multiple layers of glass.
Radio is in great original condition and is free of chips, or cracks to the original peach/old rose mirrors. The original mirrors have been expertly re-silvered + look beautiful and bright with only minor surface scratches/staining consistent with age + use. The wood 'sled' base has been restored back to the original dark walnut lacquer finish. The four knobs are original to the radio and still have the original brown felt washers behind them. Copper fins have been re-plated and look stunning. This is a prime example of a highly sought after Art Deco radio that is matched by no other manufacturer in its flair and presence.
Radio measures approximately: 18" wide by 8.75" high by 8" deep. This set is sold "as-is + untested", the chassis seems complete, cord is cut. Set is being sold as a "non-working" vintage electronic device that should be gone over by a qualified technician.