Vintage 1950s Art Deco-style Illuminated Walnut Cocktail Cabinet by Turnidge

This gloriously OTT, 1950s cocktail bar by British maker, Turnidge, brings the party! It’s got everything a drinks cabinet should have – plentiful bottle and glass storage, a mirrored, illuminated top section with a pull-out, cocktail mixing platform and original accessories. It’s made in burr walnut veneer with beautiful patination across the exterior surfaces and with brass filigree handles. We love the curved, glass panelled side cupboards.  Although it’s obviously been used a great deal (as it should continue to be!), it’s a grand, handsome piece, with a design that nods to the Art Deco. If you have the space and love to socialise, this is quite the statement home bar. It’s a great deal of fun and will be the spot that all your guests gravitate towards, the centre of attention.

We can arrange fast UK delivery!

SKU: W633


In stock


This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have thoroughly cleaned the cabinet inside and out, and applied a natural beeswax polish to the external surfaces to restore the shine but otherwise left the original, high sheen lacquer finish alone. The cabinet has been rewired with new black flex, new bulb, switch and PAT tested.  The two lower cupboard doors swing with ease, have a working lock and key, have closures and inner bolts in good order. The cupboard features a fixed, upper shelf and a metal-lined, ringed lower shelf for bottle storage. The tall, glass panelled end cupboards are intended for further bottles and glasses. They each feature two fixed glass shelves and both are lockable. All the glass, shelf brackets, hinges, locks, trims and interiors here are good order. Some of the interior putty has dried and chipped with age (shown in our photos) but all glass panels are securely held in place. Pull down the large upper cupboard handle and the illuminated cocktail bar is revealed. The door creates a mixing shelf and the interior is mirrored. There is light wear to the mirrors and the interior here, which can be seen in our photos. All hinges, mechanisms and closures are in good working order. As you can see it comes complete with lemon squeezer and cocktail sticks. If you wished to disable the light, there is a separate switch at the back. All handles are securely attached and in good order. The exterior surfaces of this large piece are worn with age and use. This is clearly visible in our photos so do browse them. It’s primarily small chips, surface marks and light cracks to the original high sheen varnish and veneer edges. The Turnidge marker’s plate can be seen inside the door. It’s a large piece (heavy too!), very well-made, sturdy and substantial. Do browse our photos for a good sense of its condition. If you have any queries or would like to view the bar just get in touch.

H: 119.5cm / W: 127.5cm / D: 38cm

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 1-3 days later. 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.
Please refer to our Delivery Information for more details.