This mid century sideboard was made by Greaves and Thomas, a firm who created high end designer furniture for the British market. The sideboard has a bank of three drawers in its centre, the top drawer with sliding, removeable cutlery divider. To each side of the drawers, there are double doors that open to reveal two shelved double cupboards. This is a long sideboard with lots and lots of storage space inside.
Greaves & Thomas was a London based company with a history dating back to the early 1900’s. In the early years the company specialised in lounge furniture and upholstery. By the mid 20th century the company was producing a range of high end contemporary furniture – including sideboards, armchairs and even bedroom mirrors.
By the mid 1950’s and 60’s Greaves & Thomas, like many other British companies, hired trained designers to create contemporary furniture. Walter Cornell designed many pieces for the company during this time, his work featured clean lines and a Danish influence. In 1967 Greaves & Thomas was purchased by Schreiber to add quality and prestige to their furniture offering.
Hardly worthy of mention but there is a little ‘nibble’ to the very bottom of the right hand end panel of the sideboard (see photo). Its location means that this is hardly noticeable and hardly seen.
W220 x D43 x H76cm