This sought-after and very seldom seen sideboard by McIntosh is a truly outstanding example of mid century design – elegant and beautiful. The 6 drawer layout is an extremely rare feature and the handles on the drawers are so easy on the eye. The most eye-catching design element though must surely be those gorgeous cut-away door pulls! The curved shelf in the central cupboard is another design detail that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
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.
W:202 D:46 H:76cm