Vintage 1950s Vanson Rosewood & Teak Sideboard by Peter Hayward
A very special teak sideboard with rosewood drawer fronts, it was designed by Peter Hayward in the 1950s for British-maker, Vanson, and is a rare find in this excellent condition. There’s much to love here from the curved top surface, the unusual angle of the legs, the beautiful wood patination and the elegant brass handles. It’s been lovingly and thoughtfully designed and executed. It’s proportions are unusual too, sitting higher than a regular sideboard but not quite as wide. This is one of those rare pieces of furniture that straddles the more traditional post-war style with the emerging Scandinavian-inspired midcentury design aesthetic. And that makes the appeal of this sideboard even greater as it would work well in any modern interior, whether that be farmhouse, minimalist, mid-century, bohemian… or a bit of everything!
This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It’s in very-good-excellent, used condition. We have thoroughly cleaned it, fully restoring the top surface and drawer fronts, by carefully sanding them back and then building up the surface, using a hard-wearing wax oil and final polish to give a beautiful, durable finish. The interior wood is clean, tidy and in good order. All drawers slide with ease and are well-made. The cabinet doors move with ease and their closures are in good order. One cupboard features a fixed central shelf, the other a U-shaped shelf, intended for glasses originally. The top drawer features a sectioned, removeable cutlery tray. There are minor knocks and scuffs here and there, in line with its considerable years, to the exterior wood but as you can appreciate from our pictures, these are minimal and don’t detract from the appeal of the sideboard in any way. It’s a very well made piece with no visible repairs or construction concerns. The Vanson label can be seen inside the drawer.
H: 86cm / W: 158cm (back edge) – 162cm (front edge) / D: 52cm