Original 1970s Danish Ash Cabinet by Christian Hvidt for AS Søborg Møbelfabrik
A particularly handsome Danish dresser / cabinet with a fantastic pedigree. Designed by Christian Hvidt for AS Søborg Møbelfabrik in the 1970s, its elegant, clean design is expertly constructed in ash, a welcome, lighter change to teak. Check out the corner joints – what craftsmanship, what care. Behind the doors are two cupboards featuring height-adjustable shelves so plentiful storage here. And the height of this cabinet allows you to display on its top surface too. The unfussy design that doesn’t scream ‘mid century’ and the blond wood make this a neutral piece that will work well in a mixed style interior. It will sit just as comfortably alongside more traditional pieces as it will mid-century ones.
This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have cleaned the cabinet inside and out but otherwise left the original finish well alone. There are some knocks and areas to flag but overall it’s not enough to warrant an invasive restoration and the wear and tear is reflected in our price. Both doors open smoothly, have the original, brass, crescent handles securely attached, and have closures in good working order. Inside, each bay has a height-adjustable shelf. To rearrange the shelves, the doors must be opened to full capacity and then the shelves slide forward on hidden metal rods. Once the shelf has been removed the rods can be taken out and put where desired. The shelf then slides back in. The interior is clean and tidy. There is a light but long scratch on the left hand side; on the top surface there is a faint mark on the left; and on the right hand side there are some minor dents. These are all shown in photos. There are numerous light marks and knocks here and there to the exterior wood surfaces but overall, they are not particularly noticeable and don’t detract from the appeal of the piece in our view. It’s a well made piece, solid and stable. Unfortunately there is no maker’s mark but it’s a Danish original that’s well-documented so we attribute it with confidence.
H: 99cm / W: 90cm / D: 31.5cm