Rare Model Original Vintage G Plan Fresco High Board / Sideboard
This particular G Plan high-board is something of an enigma but a wonderful looking one at that. It’s part of their Fresco range but it sits on its original black plinth, not the more commonly seen, tapered legs. We actually much prefer this design to some of the large G Plan pieces on legs which look rather ungainly and top-heavy from a design point of view. This handsome piece combines good looks with much practicality. It’s got masses of storage with spacious cupboards and drawers, but it also has display shelves for books or treasures, and there’s an illuminated drinks cabinet too. Furthermore, the top unit can be easily separated from the base which can then function as a more conventional sideboard. It’s a truly multi-functional piece of furniture, thoughtfully and elegantly designed in beautiful teak of varying tones.
This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good, used condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned and lightly polished, but we’ve otherwise left the original finish alone as it’s in such great shape. It features a large, base, double door cupboard; a tall single, base cupboard with a height adjustable shelf; a large sectioned drawer with an adjustable, felt-lined cutlery tray; a separate enclosed top, converting it from sideboard to high board, featuring a glass display shelf; a separate drinks cabinet with a drop down door for mixing drinks, glass shelf and mirrored base. The top section and drink cabinet also feature integral hidden lights. The interior woodwork is clean and tidy with a few minor knocks and scuffs from use. Likewise, the exterior woodwork is in good order with only minor signs of wear and tear. There are a couple of slightly more noticeable knocks on the front doors but they don’t detract from the piece – please see our photos. There is also a neat repair to the inside of the right hand door of the double base cupboard. This area is a common point of weakness in G Plan’s hidden-hinge design – basically at some point the door has been opened too wide and it’s caused the small split at the corner. The repair braces the split and has been well done, if noticeable when the door is open. The top unit attaches to the base unit with metal L plates and screws, as shown. You can choose not to use the top section and instead just use the base unit. We’ve shown this in our photos. It comes supplied with bulbs and the electrics have been PAT tested. The original G Plan label can be found in both the drawer and on the back. Please do refer to our photos for an accurate sense of this item’s great condition.
W: 139cm / H: 137cm / D: 45cm
Height to top of base unit: 71.5cm