The History of the firm dates back to the early 1920’s. The respected
The great depression of 1929 wiped the company out, but it was subsequently re-formed on a smaller scale as Danersk Craftsmen.
It was at this point where the Ralph DeVito The founder of Raphael’s Furniture comes into the picture. Young he started as a mill right, lugging timer and worked his way up to cabinet maker and then foreman.
When Danersk was closing in 1952, while the building was being emptied of equipment and stock, Ralph DeVito noticed the office being emptied and box’s being tossed out in the trash, he was able to pull out and save some items. Some of the items he saved was a stack of Artist hand sketches of each piece they made, 8 x 10 photos of each piece, blue prints, salesman catalogs, advertising, furniture photo cards, price lists, finishing formulas, franchise applications and sales theory’s.
This Danersk Furniture information is all that is left of a great company. Check back, This section is currently under construction and I will be adding more and more and maybe you will find information on that Danersk piece that you have found. Thank you. Mark DeVito