Midcentury G Plan Fresco Dressing Table with Original Stool by VB Wilkins
This is a fine example of G Plan at its very best in its prime, championing the British mid-century design scene. Designed by Victor Wilkins, the man behind their ever-popular Fresco range, this 1960s teak and afromosia dressing table is in great condition and comes with the original G Plan, accompanying round stool. It’s a substantial piece offering lots of storage with four spacious drawers and a hidden central, velvet-lined vanity drawer too, along with an expansive top surface. This beautifully designed piece is often used nowadays as a slimline desk which would perhaps suit home-working on a laptop. An iconic set of British vintage furniture that is becoming harder to find and is much sought-after.
This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in overall good – very good, used condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned and a natural beeswax polish applied to the exterior wood. It’s an expertly crafted piece of a very high quality construction, featuring dovetail joints and the immediately recognisable, afromosia Fresco elongated drawer handles. All four main drawers are in good, tidy order internally, with just minimal marks from use, and they slide with ease. There is an additional hidden vanity drawer in the centre that is purple velvet-lined. There are some minor, light scuffs to the exterior wood here and there including a light but long scratch and mark on the top surface – please see our photos. In the context of the aider piece, these are minimal and not particularly noticeable in our view. The mirror attaches with two uprights at the back and can be angled by pulling gently at the bottom. It can be easily removed if you would like to use this piece as a desk. The original G Plan sticker is still affixed in the drawer. The footstool is the original accompanying seat for this piece. As you can see there is some degradation to the faux suede , cream fabric but it’s clean, plump, usable and in otherwise good order. It would be worthwhile getting it covered at some point, a straightforward job for an upholsterer.
H: 70cm – 120cm to top of mirror / W: 153cm/ D: 46cm
Leg Area: H: 65cm x W: 51cm
Mirror: H: 42cm x W: 138.5cm
STOOL: H: 45cm x W: 51cm