'Brighton Starlings' Mid Century Sideboard
A beautiful, fully restored teak sideboard by English company Greaves and Thomas dating back to the 1960's. We have restored similar sideboards by this company which are usually smaller but this is a rare one measuring 220cm wide x 75cm high x 45cm deep.
It comprises shelved cupboard spaces on the left and right with a large drop-down door centrally containing a small pull out drawer section, and also three drawers, all relined in grey felt, the bottom two of which are slightly deeper.
The unique Scout & Boo graphic was specifically created for this piece and celebrates Brighton and the iconic West Pier (or what's left of it), a haven for roosting starlings. We created this starling 'murmuration' to work with the composition of the sideboard, so it begins on the top left and performs it's 'dance' across the front to the West Pier on the right. The whole image has been given a 'vintage' photo feel to fit with the era in which the piece was first made.
The image is printed onto a PVC-free (EN-71 child toy safety tested) gloss laminated vinyl which is then applied onto the piece and sealed creating a beautiful finish.
This is a restored mid-century piece and whilst we do our best to give it a 'like new' feel and appearance, 50+ years of use can result in small areas that are beyond restoration but replacing would be to the pieces detriment. We do our best to point out these details, should they occur, but sometimes what one person thinks isn't an issue, can be for another.
This a large, heavy item of furniture. The courier company only deliver to ground floor locations so please consider this before purchasing. Also think about access to it's desired location in your property and consider stairs and tight spaces which could cause problems.
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Looking after your furniture
The vinyl surfaces should be treated like a painted or varnished surface and cleaned with a soft cloth. Stubborn marks can be removed using a damp cloth or furniture polish (or even white spirits if it is really stubborn) and wiped dry. As with paint and varnish, the laminate can scratch so avoid heavy or sharp objects.