Vintage 1970s British Two Tone Teak Sideboard
Sadly there’s no maker’s mark to be found on this but clues tell us it’s British-made, dates from the 1970s and was formally a dressing table. With the mirror gone, it’s been used in recent times as a slim, smart sideboard, providing lots of practical storage, whichever room in the house it’s destined for. Its lean and simple style mean it’s a more versatile item of furniture than a conventional sideboard that are ‘heavier’ and more substantial, demanding space. This could, for example, be used in the living room with the TV on top or in the bedroom as a dressing table again. It does comes with knocks and bumps – it’s clearly been busy! – but it’s still got much to give. And it’s handsome too with inset handles and two tone drawer fronts which both add a super note of distinction.
This original, used piece is ‘sold as seen’. It’s in fair-good vintage condition. We have cleaned this piece and applied a natural beeswax polish. The drawers slide with ease, are in good order and feature dovetail joints. The interior wood is in good order with a few stains here and there. Structurally this console is very well-made, sturdy and stable with no signs of repair. There are however a number of superficial knocks, chips and marks to the exterior wood – you will get a good sense of this browsing our photos. These are comparatively minor and overall aren’t particularly noticeable, it’s only on close inspection you see this wear and tear. In a previous life this was a dressing table and you can see on the back where a wide mirror would’ve screwed into place. Sadly there is no maker’s mark but we believe this to be a British-made piece of furniture that dates from the 1970s.
H: 66.5cm / W: 147cm / D: 44cm