Vintage 1950s Vanson Teak Sideboard by Peter Hayward
A very special teak sideboard, it was designed by Peter Hayward in the 1950s for British furniture maker, Vanson, and it’s in excellent, restored condition. There’s much to love here from the gently 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. 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 of the mid-century. 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, inside and out, fully restoring the top surface and drawer and door fronts. These have been carefully sanded back to remove the original tarnished finish, and then layers of a hard-wearing, Osmo wax oil have been applied, with a final polish to give a beautiful, durable result. The interior wood is clean, tidy and in good order. All three drawers slide with ease and are well-made. The top drawer is sectioned and felt-lined intended for cutlery. 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 upper shelf, intended for glasses originally. There are minor knocks and scuffs here and there, in line with its considerable years, to the 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: 159cm / D: 52cm
H from Ground to Base: 26cm