This superb credenza was produced in Denmark during the 1960's, by renowned furniture makers Clausen and Son of Silkeborg. Beautifully crafted to exacting standards and showcasing the finest highly-figured teak, it is a fabulous example of premium Danish Modern design; combining elegant form with carefully considered functionality.
This mid-length model provides ample storage; sliding doors glide open to reveal two spacious cupboards on either side (each with a height adjustable/removeable shelf) and a flight of four dovetailed drawers sits at the centre, creating perfect symmetry. Clausen's distinctive sculpted 'bowtie' handles feature, giving this piece a recogniseable edge.
The woodgrain is stunning throughout, with a deliciously deep, honey-toned patina - the best I have seen!
It is impossible to do this gorgeous piece justice in just five photos; please do get in touch if you'd like to see more.
My original teak items are carefully selected and revived with utmost care. But remember, they are preloved vintage pieces; please expect characterful imperfections and not a factory modern finish.
This piece remains in excellent vintage condition overall. It has been sensitively cleaned and reoiled throughout to nourish and enhance the beautiful grain, and the frontage presents in near perfect condition, with no obvious marks or scratches to speak of. The top surface is also fabulous with the most beautiful honey-toned grain - again, no marks, fading or scratches to speak of. The sliding doors open and close smoothly, exactly as they should. The interior remains in lovely condition throughout, with the original green baize lining present in excellent condition inside the top drawer. A couple of small tacks have been added historically inside the cupboards, to hold the shelves in place. The Clausen & Son foil maker's sticker is still present at the back.
There are a few minor imperfections to note -reflected in the price, although not at all glaring, being as the top and frontage are not affected:
• On the sides, some minor wear along the very back edges - likely a few little scuffs against the wall over the years! - which have since been carefully filled.
• A little nick (pea-size) at the top centre edge of the right side panel
• A little thinning of the veneer along the very edges where the top surface meets the sides (very slight, along the angle). Also a little along the very bottom of the side panels.
• A few small nicks along the bottom edge of the leg base, and some minor marks and scratches on the legs (quite usual for furniture of this age).
Whilst these blemishes are visable on inspection, this piece is so striking and in such lovely condition otherwise, that for me they really do not detract - they simply form a little part of the piece's character and history. Please do get in touch, should you wish to see some close up photographs.
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 collection from me in Brighton.
CARING FOR YOUR PIECE
It will be important to treat your vintage piece with care, to keep it looking its best for years more to come. 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 and avoid silicone-based polishes.
Please note, I cannot accept responsibility for any damage caused to your piece, once it is in your care.