1960's REMPLOY SIDEBOARD

£595.00 - Sold out

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• SOLD •
This item has now sold. Please do get in touch if you would like to commission a similar piece, or join me on Instagram @designretrobrighton for regular updates.

This beautifully crafted low-line sideboard with striking sculpted handles was produced by Remploy in the 1960's, and has graced my own home for the past three years. The teak veneer has been sensitively cleaned and re-oiled for sale, enhancing the stunning grain, the warm patina contrasting perfectly with the newly refinished Coal Black leg base.
I may shed a little tear when this one goes! - but I have no doubt it will continue to be loved and appreciated by its new owners, and by all who see it. It is a truly special piece 🖤.

HISTORY
In 1945 the Disabled Persons Employment Corporation was founded, providing employment and training for disabled ex-miners and for soldiers returning injured from the Second World War.
A year later the company was renamed Remploy, taken from the literal term 're-employ'. Although best known for furniture, the company produced a variety of items, including musical instruments, knitwear, car parts and medical equipment.
At its height in the late 1980's Remploy employed more than 10,000 people, the vast majority of whom were disabled, across 94 sites in the UK.

DIMENSIONS (approx):
Width 153cm
Depth 42cm
Height 65cm
Cupboards: 37cm wide, 28cm high
Drawers: 69cm wide, 8cm & 15.5cm high

DELIVERY
For a courier quote, please send me a message with your full postcode, before you buy - the cost will vary, depending on your location.
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 courier collection from me in Brighton.

RETRO
My items are very carefully restored and restyled, with every attention to detail. But remember, they are hand-finished, preloved vintage pieces - please expect characterful imperfections and not a factory modern finish.

CARING FOR YOUR PIECE
Fusion Mineral Paint is 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 extra care, to keep it looking lovely for years to come. Painted surfaces can be used gently after only 48 hours of drying time, however the paint will usually take a further three weeks to fully cure - during this time, heavier items should not be placed on top.
Always ensure any items placed on to the surfaces are clean and not sticky underneath, use mats and coasters where possible 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.

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