This stunning sideboard has great retro styling. A rare model, this piece has an obvious Scandinavian design influence, typical of the mid-century period. This gorgeous vintage sideboard has 3 drawers set between its cupboard spaces and offers all the storage space you could ask for. The handle detail is very much inspired by Danish design of the same period. Other design highlights include the beautiful concave curve of the top piece and the drop-down drinks cabinet with a cut-away, shaped shelve that allows space for bottles to be stored.
Nathan furniture was established in 1916 by Barnett Nathan. His vision was to design beautiful, elegant furniture, offering quality and value. In 1963, Nathan went Scandinavian. Their advertisements proclaimed ‘Scandinavian Design By Nathan’. Nathan’s first range of teak furniture was called ‘Citadel’. It had a classic Scandinavian low, long sideboard, which was simple and elegant with no decoration other than plain recessed handles. At 6 feet in length, it was still large and provided ample storage, but was more suited to a semi-detached house than the massive 7ft sideboards that some of the more expensive firms sold.
Nathan introduced several other dining suites on the same theme: modern, Scandinavian inspired, designs in teak. All began with the letter “C”: Corsican, Corinthian and Cortina. In the late 60s Nathan moved further upmarket. Many manufacturers were making teak furniture, so designs needed to be original. They introduced several new designs in teak. These new designs continued into the early 70s. Nathan then took a different course, with their furniture of the 70s acquiring a more traditional look.
There’s a little blemish round one of the drawer handles(see photo). Otherwise, this is a fantastic sideboard presented in very nice condition.
198 x 46 x 78 cm