A beautiful mid-century modern sideboard designed by John Herbert in 1955 as part of the popular ‘Volnay’ range of furniture made by A. Younger Ltd until the mid-sixties. Exceptionally high-quality construction using traditional cabinet-making techniques: the top and end panels are crafted from 19mm thick panels of solid afrormosia (African teak) with a rich red/brown colour and fluid grain like slabs of molten chocolate. The drawer fronts and cupboard doors are finished in a lighter teak veneer.

Simple, elegantly sweeping mid-century lines with a bow-fronted top and distinctive large button-shaped handles.

Cupboards with adjustable shelves set either side of four graduated drawers – the upper drawer is baize-lined with dividers for cutlery. The baize shows some signs of wear.

The sideboard is in excellent condition with only minor blemishes consistent with half a century of well-cared for use. A few faint marks on the top. It has been gently cleaned and re-coated with Danish oil.

This is the more compact 5’6″ version of this classic sideboard.

Approx. dimensions (cm): 168w x 49d x 83h

A Younger 'Volnay' Compact Sideboard by John Herbert, 1960s