This fabulous African tola wood sideboard was manufactured to exacting standards by Nathan Furniture during the late 1950's. The body of the piece appears to float between long shapely legs, creating an elegant and striking aesthetic; compact in size yet perfectly proportioned with tactile reeded drawer fronts, this unique piece really oozes sophistication and style.
I have used smooth matt black mineral paint to contrast with the rich, newly restored natural woodgrain, and replaced the original handles with a combination of solid brass and chesnut leather pulls, for a contemporary twist.
This piece provides ample storage too, comprising two drawers (freshly lined with Divine Savages' playful Deco Martini print), a large double cupboard with removeable shelf and a drinks cupboard with drop-down door - the original melamine surface remains in excellent condition inside, perfect for preparing cocktails!
Please do get in touch of you require any further information, or photographs from different angles.
Height 85cm (with adjustable screw-feet)
Mainland UK delivery (to majority of postcodes) included. For remote areas, Ireland, the highlands and islands, please contact me with your postcode before you buy, to confirm any additional costs.
I work with several specialist couriers, whom I trust fully with my furniture, and my customers! They work to specific routes across the UK, so a degree of flexibility with delivery dates and times will be required. They will keep you fully informed with a time slot in advance and a more accurate ETA on your delivery day. Assistance may be required with lifting.
Alternatively, but entirely at your own risk, you are welcome to arrange your own collection from me in Brighton.
My items are very carefully restored with every attention to detail. But remember, they are hand-finished preloved vintage pieces, so please expect characterful imperfections and not a modern factory finish.
This piece is in excellent newly refurbished condition. The double cupboard has been painted inside; the single cocktail cupboard interior remains in original condition, sensitively cleaned and oiled. Both drawers run smoothly. Please note, in order to close perfectly, the double cupboard doors must be pushed shut together.
CARING FOR YOUR PIECE
This piece has been painted using Fusion Mineral Paint, a specialist furniture paint with an environmentally conscious formulation and virtually zero VOCs. It has a highly durable and wipeable finish - but as with any hand painted/refinished item, it will be important to treat your piece with care, to keep it looking its best for years to come. The top surface and drawer fronts have been stripped and resealed using all-natural Fusion Hemp Oil, which penetrates the wood to nourish and protect from the inside out.
Ensure any items placed on to the surfaces are clean and not sticky underneath, always use mats and coasters and wipe away any spillages immediately with a soft cloth. Use a soft cloth to dust (dampen with clean water if necessary).
Please note, I cannot accept responsibility for any damage caused to your piece, once it is in your care.