This elegant bow-fronted credenza was made by British furniture manufacturer Beautility during the 1960's. The body and legs have been hand-painted in Coal Black Fusion Mineral Paint, and the beech wood top has been stripped and refinished in durable diamond hard satin varnish. It has a central bank of three wide drawers, flanked by cupboards with fixed half-depth shelving. The original handles were damaged and have been replaced, with weathered tan leather pulls to the cupboard doors and tapered solid brass knobs to the drawers.
This gorgeous piece will undoubtedly add a touch of subtle glamour and sophistication to any modern living space.
(Please see 'RETRO' notes below for more information. Additional photographs available by request).
Depth 47.5cm (at centre) / 43.5cm (at ends)
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My items are very carefully restored with every attention to detail. But remember, they are pre-loved, hand-painted pieces, so please expect characterful imperfections.
This piece has been newly restyled for sale - it looks fabulous, but does have a couple of 'vintage glitches!' (reflected in the sale price) - it would therefore be better suited for visual impact and light useage in your home, rather than constant/heavy useage.
1. The drawers are not smooth running as with modern factory-made furniture - in particular the top drawer runners have worn a little, so that the drawer sits slightly lower than it should. You will need to lift the handles as you pull the drawer out (there is a knack! - all fine once you have it!). The top drawer had been well used, and has therefore been re-lined in paper with a geometric design, which can be changed easily - the other drawers are in good clean condition inside.
2. The right hand cupboard door requires a tug to open, as it fits tightly to the surround.
I chose not to paint the top surface, instead using Diamond Hard Satin Varnish over the natural wood for a much more robust finish - there are no scratches or marks, however please note, it has an uneven look to it in certain lights.
As with any painted/refinished piece, remember to handle with extra care to keep it looking lovely for years to come.