Vintage 1950s Dark Oak Tambour Door Double Cabinet with Shelves
These vintage tambour-front cabinets are such quirky pieces with bags of charm that will mix well into a home that likes a touch of the eclectic and unusual. Turn the key and the tambour door fronts drop, rolling back to reveal multiple, slim plywood shelves. The tambour flows smoothly and the shelves are designed to be pulled out and removed if required to access the contents. This is one of those pieces of furniture that wouldn’t look out of place in any room, such is its universal appeal and storage capacity. Use in your kitchen for organising small culinary goodies; use in the bathroom for towels and toiletries; use in your dressing room for underwear and ties; use in your study for papers; use in a child’s room for their little collectibles; use in a hall way for gloves and scarves.
This is an original, vintage cabinet that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in overall good , used condition. We cleaned it and applied a wax polish to the external wood surfaces. We have carried out some restoration work to bring it back to being a functional piece. The original locks on both sides have been replaced so each side now has an independent lock and key. Indeed, the tambour doors need locking to be kept up and closed. Each side has seven thin ply-wood shelves which can be removed and adjusted. The shelves and the interior woodwork are in very good, clean order. The exterior wood carries some knocks, scuffs and finish discoloration (primarily around the lock area where it’s borne the brunt of wear and tear) here and there, as you might expect from a ‘working’ cabinet such as this which most likely came from an office or place of education. Its original purpose would have been as a filing cabinet. Sadly there is no maker’s mark but we believe it’s British and these cabinet types dates from the 1950s. If you have any questions or would like to view this cabinet, please get in touch.
H: 120cm / W: 79.5cm / D: 35cm