Mid Century McIntosh Teak Sideboard. Absolutely stunning Mid Century sideboard Designed and manufactured under danish influence by McIntosh Ltd of Kirkcaldy, Scotland in the early 1960's. This sideboard is in lovely condition with little to report damage wise.There is minimal wear and tear. Please see the pics attached to make up your own mind regarding it's condition. We never try to hide anything and always try to show a picture of every part of the item so you can be sure of the quality and condition of the item you are purchasing. A beautifully designed & scarcely seen model of sideboard. This makes them very sought after and a great investment piece - especially this particular model which is scarce and in such beautiful condition. The craftsmanship and attention to detail in these sideboards is stunning. The sideboard offers lots of storage with two large cupboards, one with a shelf, and three good sized drawers - the top one having cutlery dividers included. The teak has a stunning vintage patina that only age can achieve - just look at the detailed pictures and that mirrored grain on those doors... Founded in 1869 by Alexander Henry A. In 1879, McIntosh bought a new factory, opening Victoria Cabinet Works a year later. At the same time of expansion, McIntosh was establishing a reputation in continental Europe and Australia, exhibiting at the World Fair in Paris in 1878 and the Sydney Exhibition in 1879. Though little information regarding McIntoshs early designs is available, it is known that the factorylike many British enterprisesjoined the war effort during the First World War. With most workers (including the founders grandson, Henry) called up to enlist, the McIntosh factory began manufacturing airplane wings and other parts for the duration of the war. During this time, Alexander Henrys son Thomas Wishart McIntosh (18611933), headed the family business from London, where McIntosh had established an office.
Despite an aesthetic that could be mistaken as Danish modern in the mid-century period, the company marketed itself, both at home and abroad, as proud Scottish firm that utilized traditional processes 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. Sideboard (1960s) known for its sculpted handles.
McIntosh employed 85 craftspeople when the firm decided to enter into the educational furniture industry in 2004, a direct result of the decline in the popularity of traditionally produced British furniture in its home market. The company continues to produce a wide range of school furniture, under the name ESA McIntosh. Our warehouse is located in Lower Farringdon, Just outside Alton, Hampshire GU34 Postcode. Viewing & collection by appointment only.
Cash on collection is also welcome and we may be able to offer a small discount if you are collecting the sideboard yourself for cash. The item "Large Vintage Retro A H McIntosh & Co Teak Sideboard Mid Century Modern Danish" is in sale since Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Sideboards\20th Century". The seller is "furniturecityukoutlet" and is located in Alton.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.