A MOLLER 75 TEAK CARVER CHAIR C1960by Pure Imagination Ltd
A Moller 75 teak carver chair c 1960 with original papercord seat .It was designed by Niels Moller for the family firm in the mid 1950s . The teak frame has been cleaned and oiled , and the papercord seat is in excellent vintage condition .
The 75 teak dining chair is a famous model that was highly successful in the late 1950s and well into the 1960s . The dining chair without arms is relatively easy to find , but this carver version with arms is much rarer .
We have a matched set of 8 plus 2 carvers which will be upholstered in leather or fabric to customers own choice of colour etc which we’ll be putting on the website soon .
BERNHARD PEDERSEN ROSEWOOD SIDEBOARDby Pure Imagination Ltd
BERNHARD PEDERSEN ROSEWOOD SIDEBOARD
Maker ; Bernhard Pedersen & Son | Denmark
Designer ; Bernhard Pedersen & Son | Denmark
Date ; 1966
Size ; L 210cm, H 80cm, D 50cm
Rich, highly figured rosewood is the perfect canvas for this sleek, Scandinavian design. The Model 156 by Bernhard Pedersen & Sons is stunning in its simplicity, it features streamlined tambour doors that slide back to reveal a generous storage space.
Materials: Beautifully crafted from rosewood. In excellent original condition with new finish applied.
Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go
STYLISH A YOUNGER AFROMOSIA COFFEE TABLE C 1960by Pure Imagination Ltd
Stylish A Younger afromosia coffee table c 1960
It’s not labelled but then many Younger pieces aren’t , and it’s not illustrated in the 1964 catalogue we have , but stylistically and the way it’s constructed make us very certain that it’s by them . Firstly it’s in solid afromosia a wood that they and only a couple of other companies used in the late 1950s and early 60s . There are also features of the design that are very similar to those used in designs by John J Herbert who was their design director for many years from the mid 1950s . Also the way its made underneath looks like a Younger piece .
Afromosia is a dark teak like wood that was used by a few of the best British makers of contemporary in the late 1950s and early 60s . Guy Rogers used it for sofas and chairs , Fyne Ladye for their furniture and a few others also . The use of solid timber rather than veneers is something that on the whole ended in the mid 1960s due to cost .
We love the floating top design that gives it a lovely simple elegance . Also the slight upturn of the ends . This definitely was not a cheap piece of furniture when it was new . It’s in beautiful condition with no marks or scratches .
Materials: solid afromosia
Dimensions: 159cms long 45 deep and 48.5 high
2 RARE A YOUNGER CHESTS/SIDEBOARDS C 1960Sby Pure Imagination Ltd
RARE A YOUNGER CHESTS/SIDEBOARDS C 1960S
2 Rare A Younger chests/sideboards c 1960s . These are a bit of a mystery as they don’t look like anything we’ve ever seen by this top quality British maker . They’re labelled for A Younger , and the original owner bought them back in the 1960s as bedroom chests , but they would work equally well as small sideboards or TV stands in a living room . We bought them together , but are selling them separately .
From the mid-1950s to the late 60s the talented John Herbert was Younger’s designer . He was joined c 1967 by another designed called A.R.Pledge . These pieces are a totally different style and look to anything they designed , but we do have 1 piece of Younger furniture that was designed by the famous Danish designer Jens Risom under license so they did occasionally use other designers .
The tops look to be solid elm , whereas the rest of the carcase looks to be a type of walnut . The shape and the walnut , along with the heavy foot design would indicate a late 1950s manufacture , but the square split handles look very similar to those designed for the G Plan Danish range by Ib Kofod Larsen in 1962/3 ! .
They had some marks and signs of wear after some 50 years of use , so we’ve had them cleaned and re-polished . Les our restorer has emphasised the lovely handle design by making them slightly darker than they were originally , and polished the tops to show off the grain of the “elm ” . We think they look stunning and really unusual .
The quality is great as you’d expect from A Younger c 1955-65 and they’ll not have been cheap when new . Perhaps they were made for an Exhibition or as trial pieces to show trade buyers , and then never put into full production .
As often with A Younger the label is on the back of the back of a drawer . Many of the top independent shops like Heals of London and Chapmans of Newcastle didn’t want makers own labels on pieces , so perhaps that’s why Younger put their’s often in a concealed place !
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STYLISH ITALIAN 1970S VINTAGE BRASS VALET STANDby Pure Imagination Ltd
Stylish Italian 1970s vintage brass valet stand. We sourced this unusual piece in The Netherlands , but think it looks more Italian or possibly French.
The mix of brass , Lucite and white enamelled metal are typical of the 1970s. The quality is excellent. There are plenty of plain run of the mill valet stands out there , vintage and contemporary , but this one stands out as being truly special . It’s got that extra umph that you’ll not see often in a valet stand .
It’s in great vintage condition .
Materials: brass , lucite , metal
RARE WHITE & NEWTON TEAK SIDEBOARDby Pure Imagination Ltd
Rare White & Newton Teak Sideboard. Its longer than their usual models and if anything better quality , although their pieces from the early 1960s are always nice. Its the lovely interior fittings and also the way the back has also been beautifully veneered. Its extremely rare to get a sideboard of this era with a back so well finished.
The contrasting darker wood ( probably a type of walnut ) above the cupboard doors is a really nice feature along with the strikingly simple cupboard design. Its very heavy and well made, and the choice of timbers is also a cut above the norm.
There were a few marks to the top which were not possible to remove so we have had a white Formica laminate fitted by a company who specialise in Formica fascias.
We rate it as probably the smartest British teak sideboard we’ve had this year and we’ve had some really nice ones!
Its been fully cleaned and re-polished so its in tip-top condition.
Dimensions: 229cms long , 46 deep , 78 high
ROBIN DAY LINEAR ‘FORM’ SOFA FOR HILLE -1950Sby Pure Imagination Ltd
ROBIN DAY LINEAR ‘FORM’ SOFA FOR HILLE -1950s
Robin Day is one of the most significant British designers of the 20th century. Since winning first prize in the Storage Section of the International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design (organised by MoMA in 1948), Day built a legacy of innovation and forward focused design.
This iconic sofa was designed for high end furniture producer Hille in 1960. Its innovative design won a Design Centre Award in 1961. The modular suite comprises of 2 metal frames, 5 seated sections, 3 of which have backs and a Formica table. The whole set is interchangeable and can be configured to suit your personal needs.
The suite has new foam cushions and new upholstery, finished in a pale blue / grey felted pure wool.
Dimensions – Sofa length 222 cm
Bench length 214 cm
Full length (4 sections ) 294 cm
Materials: Mahogany, Steel, Upholstery
SMART CONTINENTAL 1950S SATINWOOD LADY’S DRESSING TABLEby Pure Imagination Ltd
Smart continental 1950s satinwood lady’s dressing table . We found this lovely unusual piece in The Netherlands, but it could be Belgian, French or German. It’s got a very high polish to the satinwood with top quality brass and ebonised handles . Dressing tables were part of every British bedroom in the twentieth century, but really rare in European homes , so we see very few on our travels to Belgium, Holland and Denmark. This one is a real stand-out statement piece. Even the backs of the swing mirrors have a high polish veneer, and although the back of the central mirror is fully veneered it isn’t polished. It’s a sign of real quality to have the backs of mirrors in matching veneers. British mirrors are virtually always just plywood and not designed to be seen.
As to date we reckon on style and construction it will date to the late 1950s or very early 1960s. It’s in lovely vintage condition with very few signs of wear, just 2 or 3 very small knocks which are only obvious when its very closely inspected. We think the wood is satinwood , but if not it’s very similar as there is not the grain you’d expect to see from other light woods such as sycamore , maple or birch
Mid-Century Borge Mogensen Armchair With New Grey Upholsteryby Pure Imagination Ltd
Mid-Century Borge Mogensen Armchair With New Grey Upholstery
Circa Date : 1960
Materials : Oak
Colour : Grey
Country of Origin : Denmark
Designer/ made by : Borge Mogensen
Condition Report : Good.
Size 94 cm H x 81 cm W x 95 cm D
Borge Mogensen Armchair With New Grey Upholstery. This model 160 armchair was designed by Borge Mogensen and manufactured by Fredericia Stolefabirk in 1961. As usual with this make the quality is outstanding, heavy and well constructed. The proportions of the chair are good with a generous seat and comfortable high back. The main chair sits on a solid oak frame. The chair has been stripped back to the frame and the upholstery has been re built to current fire regulation standards using new foams and fillings. The top cover is a good quality grey upholstery fabric with a light thread running through it. We have a second one of these chairs in an unrestored condition which can be upholstered to match this one to make a pair or we can upholster in a fabric of your choice. Dimensions: Height 94cm, width 81cm, depth 95cm. Seat 55cm x 55 cm, height 36 cm.
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