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Vintage 1950s Rivington Illuminated Walnut Cocktail Cabinet

This glorious, original, midcentury cocktail bar by British maker, Rivington, certainly brings the party! It’s got everything a drinks cabinet should have – plentiful bottle and glass storage, a mirrored top section with a pull-out mixing platform, original accessories and both the top and base are illuminated with integral lights. In fact the clever and rather unusual design of this model means that it lights up externally too through the translucent, pleated side panels on the corners, throwing mood lighting into the room. It’s made in burr walnut veneer with beautiful patination across the exterior surfaces. Although it’s obviously been used a great deal (as it should continue to be!), it’s a grand, handsome piece, designed to be the centre of attention. We love the OTT brass handle and the gold trim that runs around its curves. 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.

SKU: W618


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 but otherwise left the original finish alone. The cabinet has been rewired with braided black flex, new bulbs and fittings and PAT tested.  The two lower curved cupboard doors swing with ease, have a working lock and key, have closures and inner bolts in good order. The cupboard features a fixed shelf and the interior surfaces are lightly marked from use, shown in our pictures. Each door features three bottle holders. When switched on, the cupboard is illuminated on the inside as well as the outside, through the panels at either side. The top section opens by pulling down the ornate brass handle and if switched on (there is a switch at the back) the interior light automatically illuminates. This door creates a platform for mixing drinks and the top opens too to reveal the original lemons squeezer and cocktail sticks, all present and correct. The interior is mirrored and there are the original party graphics on the back panel. All hinges, mechanisms, handles and closures are in very good working order. There is light wear to the mirrors and the interior beech wood here, which can be seen in our photos. All handles, gold trim and fixtures are original and securely attached. 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 Rivington marker’s mark can be seen inside. It’s a large piece (heavy too!), very well-made, sturdy and substantial.

H: 110.5cm / W: 93cm / D: 39cm