Bow fronted mid century sideboards always have extra appeal due to their beautifully curved fronts and this one is no exception. Three long, sleek drawers, with those stylish drawer pulls, sit between two shelved cupboards. The large circular handles on the cabinet doors look fantastic and are a stand-out feature of this piece. It’s these clever design elements that make this sideboard such an eye-catching piece of retro furniture. The felt in the top drawer has, naturally, faded over time and the cutlery dividers have been removed at some point however this is still a stunning piece of mid-century design.
Beautility Furniture was a British furniture company that was in business for nearly 100 years from the 1890s. It specialised in contemporary wooden dining suites and sideboards. Many pieces of Beautility furniture survive in styles ranging from art deco to the straight lines of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautility Furniture of London, UK, was established in 1894 in Bethnal Green in the city’s East End. Beautility moved to Edmonton, London, in the 1930s. Its factory was close to the River Lee Navigation, and timber was brought by barge from the London Docks. The immediate area was also home to furniture makers Nathan and Homeworthy.
The company had a showroom in Oxford Street, London, in the late 1950s. Its products were also sold through furniture shops such as Waring & Gillow. The Beautility brand name was acquired in the 1990s by the Morris Furniture Group of Glasgow, the UK’s largest independent cabinet furniture maker, which dates from 1904.
W184 x D46 x H77cm