Unusual Vintage 1950s Walnut Sideboard
This vintage sideboard in walnut is particularly handsome and unusual. It has a solid wood carcass (this is a heavy piece!) with a beautiful walnut veneer and darker mahogany base and round handles, giving a subtle note of distinction. We love pieces like this that bridge both traditional and midcentury design. It dates from the 1950s and is taller in height (over 90cm) but more compact in width than the later low and lean, 1960’s models. There are exaggerated curves too, around its edges and across the top, not sharp lines and angles. There’s a lot of useful storage here with two generous side cupboards and three deep drawers, the top one sectioned and lined for cutlery. But it’s the stunning patina of the walnut that’s the true star here with beautiful stripes and bands across it surfaces.
This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good – very good, used condition. We have thoroughly cleaned the piece inside and out, applying a natural beeswax polish to the exterior surfaces. The original finish has a high sheen to showcase the stunning walnut grain. This is lightly scratched and chipped in places with age and use. After careful consideration, we’ve opted to leave this alone. To restore these minor scuffs and dents would mean removing the original finish from the entire piece, risking further damaging the veneer. Please browse our photos which show the condition accurately – we don’t feel this light wear and tear detracts from the piece at all. The cupboards are clean and tidy inside, each with a fixed shelf. There are light chips in one but nothing of any concern. Likewise, the drawers are in good, clean order and slide with ease. The piece is very well made in solid wood with no repairs or areas of concern. Sadly there is no maker’s label but we believe it to be British in origin. Please browse our photos for an accurate sense of its super condition.
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H: 91.5cm / W: 140.5cm / D: 49cm