Saville Range Sideboard with Pull-Out Drinks Cabinet in Elm by Ercol

Saville Range Sideboard with Pull-Out Drinks Cabinet in Elm by Ercol

£799.00

A super elm sideboard from Ercol’s Saville range.

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This fabulous, rare and highly desirable blonde Ercol sideboard stands on elegant and unusual trumpet shaped legs. To the left and right sides are cupboard spaces. The right hand cupboard includes a removable tray drawer with cutlery dividers built in. Between these two spaces is a super pull-out drinks cabinet with adjustable glass shelves set below an area for mixing cocktails. The doors & sides of the sideboard have an unusual fluted design and the doors are finished with discreet, elegant inset handles. An elegant and sleekly designed blonde Ercol Saville sideboard. This sideboard has lots of storage space, looks stylish from all angles.

In 1889, Italian-born Lucian Ercolani (1888-1976) immigrated with his parents to England, settling in East London. His father—who constructed picture frames for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and took up work as a carpenter for the Salvation Army in London—urged Ercolani to follow in his footsteps. Ercolani studied drawing and design at the Shoreditch Technical Institute, before sitting the City & Guild exams in the theory and construction of furniture. In 1907, he made his first piece of furniture, a musical cabinet. At school he met Ted Gomme, the man who would later co-found G-Plan, and with whom he developed a lifelong friendship which outlived their working relationship, which lasted until 1920.

In 1910, Ercolani was hired by the influential Harry Parker in High Wycombe from Frederick Parker furniture—which later became known as Parker-Knoll . Ten years later with the investment of local businessmen, Ercolani founded Furniture Industries in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, the company that became Ercol. His aim was to sell well-designed furniture, made by highly-skilled craftsmen who took pride in their work. This worked well for Ercol, and the company expanded in 1932, when Ercolani bought over Walter Skulls Ltd., a struggling but well-respected chair manufacturer.

W193 x D54 x H74cm

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