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Midcentury Danish Rosewood Tambour Door Cabinet by Kai Kristiansen for Feldballes Møbelfabrik

Designed by Kai Kristiansen for Danish maker, Feldballes Møbelfabrik, in the 1960s, this is a particularly smart, little rosewood cabinet with unusual, rolling tambour doors. The overall design is minimalist and tidy – elegant simplicity and clean lines, letting the rich, dark grain of the rosewood take centre stage. Pieces like this are really versatile in the modern home and it wouldn’t look out of place in any room. It could be used as a media unit too at just the right height for a television. Either way, it’s hard to resist the clever engineering of those tambour doors!


SKU: W646


This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have cleaned the unit inside and out, and applied a light, natural beeswax polish to the exterior surfaces but otherwise left the original finish alone as it’s in such good order. The two tambour doors roll freely and with ease in their runners. They’re in very good order. The interior features single, height adjustable shelf, also in good order. Overall, the interior is in good, clean order but there are a couple of areas to flag. Firstly, there are two small holes in the ply back panel, most likely added for wire access. Obviously these don’t show when set against a wall but can be glimpsed when the doors are open. They could be covered if it irked but equally they could be useful. Secondly, where the right back leg screws into the bottom of the cabinet, the wood has pushed up a little on the inside, a clumsy error most likely caused by a screw that’s a touch too long (I should point out we haven’t done this!). Please see our photo of this. This isn’t the case with the other legs, just the right back leg. The leg is very securely in position with no movement, otherwise we would have repaired this minor flaw. However, removing it would likely cause greater damage than leaving it in place. The exterior wood on the top, sides and doors, and the tapered legs are in good – very good order with minor signs of wear here and there commensurate with its age, including a slight variance in the finish on the top, only noticeable when it catches the light. It’s very well-made, a solid and stable piece. The original FM maker’s label can be seen on the back of the piece.

H: 76cm / W: 85.5cm / D: 40cm