This is a truly stunning high-end shelved cabinet in beautiful rosewood, designed by Robert Heritage for revered London maker Archie Shine in the 1960s. The grain patterns are rich and expressive and the single sliding adds practicality and style.
Robert Heritage designed furniture for a number of British makers in the 1950s, 60s and 70s but is best known for his work for the top quality London maker Archie Shine. Archie Shine furniture was retailed by Heals and a few independent up-market provincial retailers. Robert Heritage was also an influential Professor of Furniture at the Royal College of Art from 1974-1985 .
The Planar Range was introduced in 1967 and was considered radical at the time and didn’t sell in large numbers. The British economy was starting to struggle and the Labour government greatly increased income tax for those with higher incomes which definitely affected the market for more expensive pieces. Many British furniture makers changed direction around 1968 to make more affordable pieces .
We’ve placed the cabinet on top of a teak sideboard for photography. This beautiful piece is made to be wall hung however and the hanging cleat is provided (see photos).
H43 x W183 x D20cm