A fantastic, compact mid century sideboard with stunning solid teak handles, this is a truly eye-catching piece of cabinetry. This gorgeous little credenza features a shelved double cupboard to the left of a drinks cabinet with a drop-down door that can double up as an area for mixing cocktails. To the right hand side are two drawers, the top drawer being felt-lined with cutlery dividers in place. The 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.
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.
In very nice condition, see photo for a little nibble to one corner.
W167 x D40 x H77cm