This rare model McIntosh sideboard is a truly outstanding example of mid century design – elegant and beautiful. The bank of 3 drawers to left of this piece include a top drawer lined in black felt with cutlery dividers in place. The sleek, slimline handles on both the drawers and cupboard doors are beautiful to the eye. To the right of the drawers are two large shelved cupboard spaces, one of the shelves being shallower to allow taller items such as bottles to be easily stored within. Another attractive design feature is the simple but effective little rebate that runs around all four sides of the front of this stylish cabinet.
Scottish furniture manufacturer McIntosh is best known on the vintage market for their mid-century style furniture, particularly for teak cabinetry and sideboards. Founded in 1869 by Alexander Henry (A.H) McIntosh (1835-1919) in Kirkcaldy, Fife. The business quickly grew in size, requiring new, larger premises just a decade later. In 1879, McIntosh bought a new factory and opened Victoria Cabinet Works a year later.
Despite an aesthetic that could be mistaken as Danish modern, the company marketed itself, both at home and abroad, as a proud Scottish firm that utilized traditional processes and that employed local, highly-skilled cabinetmakers. The McIntosh label, which survives on many 1950s and 1960s pieces, shows the Scottish thistle and crown, a long-time symbol of Scotland. From 1948 until 1983, Tom Robertson worked as head designer for the firm; creating his most notable design, the teak Dunvegan sideboard (1960s) known for its sculpted handles.
L:175 W:46 H:78cm