The Baker “Modern Collection” is a large collection of late mid-century dining room, bedroom, occasional, and upholstered furniture designed by Brian Palmer and introduced by Baker in 1974. The original Baker collection was offered in both a light finish and a dark finish. The dark “umber” finish used here was considered the richer original finish; the lights used in our photographs highlight the items, showing somewhat lighter than the items show in person. Rich and beautiful wood value, as shown. Many collectors see this darker finish as an early precursor to the rich finishes later used by designer Barbara Barry for both Baker and Henredon.