1960s Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard By Mc Intosh Of Kirkcaldy

1960s Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard By Mc Intosh Of Kirkcaldy

1960s Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard By Mc Intosh Of Kirkcaldy

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A truly stunning vintage rosewood sideboard designed by Tom Robertson and manufactured by A.H. McIntosh of Kirkcaldy in the 1960s. This classic piece of Scottish mid century furniture features extensive storage with three large drawers (one of them sectioned for cutlery) set to the left of its central double doors. The sideboard includes a double large shelved cupboard as well as a drinks cabinet and pull out serving tray. A gorgeous and very stylish retro sideboard.

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.

Though little information regarding McIntosh’s early designs is available, it is known that the factory—like many British enterprises—joined the war effort during the First World War. With most workers (including the founder’s 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 Henry’s son Thomas Wishart McIntosh (1861–1933), headed the family business from London, where McIntosh had established an office.

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.

All items of this age will show some signs of use commensurate with their age. This item is in very nice condition. Please ask if you'd like any further detail re condition.

W214 x D45 x H75cm

Dimensions

W214.0 x H75.0 x D45.0 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Brand/manufacturer

McIntosh of Kirkcaldy

Date of manufacture

1960s

Place of origin

United Kingdom

Period

Mid 20th Century

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

81906688
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