Vintage 1970s G Plan Fresco Teak Low Sideboard
The appeal of vintage G Plan sideboards, particularly their Fresco range, endures and it’s no wonder. They are such well-made, handsome pieces with the wood taking centre-stage and with practicality in mind. Originally this was most likely the base section to a taller shelf unit or room divider. Now repurposed as a low sideboard with the rather dated upper piece gone, it’s stylish and discreet in equal measure. Its height and depth make it an ideal media unit, perfect for the television or turntable. And speaking of records, 12 inch vinyl fits easily into the cupboards if the shelves were removed. Well-made in teak and afromosia, it’s super piece of vintage furniture.
This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned inside and out, and a natural wax polish applied to the external wood. The double cupboards both feature a height adjustable shelf. All four door swing with ease and their closures are in good order. We have completed a minor repair to the one of the doors, visible on the inside. These G Plan doors have hidden hinges which, whilst a lovely design feature, after years of use they are prone to split by being pushed back / opened too far. Our repair is professional and discreet. Please see our photo. There are some minor marks and knocks to the top surface including a ring and some areas of sunlight fading. Again, please refer to our photos to get a sense of this. We don’t feel this detracts greatly from the appeal of the piece as they aren’t particularly noticeable. There is a small hole in the back panel, not visible set against a wall. This was most likely added to allow wires through. As you would expect from G Plan it’s really well made in teak and afromosia, stable and solidly constructed with no joint concerns. The G Plan maker’s sticker can be seen inside the left cupboard door and there is a further E Gomme label on the back.
H: 54cm / W: 162.5cm / D: 46cm