Vintage 1960s Stag Tallboy Chest of Drawers by John & Sylvia Reid
Under the tutelage of John and Sylvia Reid, British manufacturer, Stag, made popular, Scandinavian-influenced furniture during the fifties and sixties to appeal to a young, fashionable demographic. They quickly cemented a reputation for good quality, modern design, and were somewhat ahead of their time, creating pieces that are now modern day classics. This chest of drawers in light oak is one of their harder-to-find creations and features the less common square/circle handles. With six drawers and a slim stature, this tallboy is an ever-practical piece offering lots of storage space in the bedroom or any room for that matter.
This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. The chest of drawers itself is in good, used condition. We have given it a thorough clean inside and out, and applied a natural beeswax polish. All six drawers slide with ease, are well made with dovetail joints and have clean interiors. The finish of the exterior oak veneer is a little marked and scuffed. There are small, superficial scratches across the top drawer fronts, primarily on the top one. They are very light just to the finish (our hunch is a cat was responsible) and cannot be felt if you run a finger across them, but they are nonetheless there, more noticeable when the light catches them. Please see our photos of them close up and then in the overall context of the piece because they are note wildly obvious. On the dresser top, there is a small faded patch to one side, again shown in our photos. It is solidly made and sturdy with no wobbles. This is a nicely made, good-looking item of vintage furniture with much life left in it. The Stag maker’s label is affixed inside the top drawer.
W: 76.5cm / H: 119.5cm / D: 44cm