Original Vintage 1950’s Ercol Windsor Sideboard
We’re delighted to have acquired this particular Ercol piece as it’s something of a rarity and it’s in outstanding condition. It dates specifically from between 1954-1957. This was a time when Ercol, and indeed British design and manufacturing in general, was starting to spread its wings after the austerity and limitations of the second world war. Gone were the CC41 regulations and furniture design moved forward. For Ercol, it could be more selective about the wood it chose, and its superior design and craftsmanship evolved unfettered. You can see what became the signature, on-show dovetail joints and also edges softening on this sideboard (something that continued into its later Windsor editions) but it has round, simpler handles, rather than the later, more common, inset, oval ones. It’s also a slightly smaller, lower sideboard than most of the later Ercols which tended to be longer and deeper. This is a neat piece for the kitchen, dining room or lounge, providing a talking point along with a great deal of practical storage.
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This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in excellent used condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned and polished but we’ve otherwise left the original finish alone as it’s in such superb shape. Featuring a double door cupboard, a taller right hand cabinet and large lower drawer, all open / slide with ease and the door closures are in good order too. The right hand cupboard features a height adjustable shelf and a removeable, baize-lined cutlery tray with dividers that can be rearranged. This is in excellent order too. Sadly the double door cupboard is missing its shelf. You could source one or have one cut to size but actually this might not be a big issue as it creates a generous, open storage space. The top exterior service is remarkably mark free – there are some light superficial marks here. Indeed, all of the exterior woodwork is in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear and tear as you might expect with a piece of this age. The sideboard sits on its original castors which move freely. The original ‘This is an Ercol Production’ label is affixed inside the right hand door. Please do refer to our photos for an accurate sense of condition.
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W: 115cm / H: 70cm / D: 51cm
If you’re unable to collect this piece yourself, we can arrange delivery with some excellent delivery drivers who cover most of the UK mainland that we have used many times before. They are reliable and insured. Their service does require some flexibility as they work to set routes so will specify the earliest date that they are next in your area. This is usually within 1-3 weeks. Click for full details of the delivery service we can offer.