Rare Vintage 1950s Mahogany Model R414 Tall Sideboard by Gordon Russell

This is one of those rare, extra special pieces that might never cross our path again… the stunning R414 mahogany sideboard, designed by WH ‘Curly’ Russell in the mid-fifties for Gordon Russell. The warm, honey tones and the soft, striped patination of the mahogany veneer fronts and external surfaces are simply gorgeous. And the solid mahogany trim creates a subtle note of distinction and definition. The cabinet sits on long, elegantly tapered, solid mahogany legs and the drawers and doors are finished with their original neat, round brass handles. Inside there is a full width, fixed shelf with a cutaway on one side for bottles, and one of the lower drawers has a lined cutlery section. It comes in its original condition – we’ve simply cleaned and buffed this piece inside and out, such is its fantastic order. An outstanding example of British midcentury design at its very finest, beautifully designed and beautifully made.

We can arrange fast UK delivery!

SKU: W569


In stock


This original, vintage sideboard is ‘sold as seen’. Overall it is in very good, used condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned inside and out with a natural beeswax polish applied, but the original finish is intact, such is its good order. The two cabinet doors have their original closures in good working order. Inside there is a full width, fixed shelf with a cutaway on one side to accommodate bottles. There are some ring marks and light signs of use to the interior, shown in our photos. The two lower drawers slide with ease, are well constructed with dovetail joins and have clean, tidy interiors. The right hand drawer has a lined, cutlery section. The original brass handles have been restored and are securely attached. The exterior wood carries some minor imperfections, knocks and scuffs to the high-gloss finish, including a small veneer chip to the back right hand corner which we have shown. This is light wear and tear is reflected in our price. It’s very well-made, solid and stable with no signs of repair or areas of concern. The Gordon Russell plate is on the back of the piece. Do take a moment to browse our photos for a good sense of this piece’s condition and colour. If you have questions or would like to view it, please drop us a line or give us a call.

W: 122cm / H: 94cm / D: 42cm

We offer free local delivery within a 15 mile radius of CB9 7XU – please get in touch prior to purchase to discuss. Alternatively, we can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured, and we have worked with them for a number of years. We have a weekly collection and onward delivery usually follows 1-5 days later, depending on when they are next in your area. Please be aware the delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to predetermined routes with other delivery obligations, but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings.
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