• Item: Cocktail bar drinks cabinet
• Circa: 1940
• Period: Art Deco
• Provenance: England, United Kingdom
• Wood: Figured walnut veneers
• Cabinetmaker: F.H. Marshall
• Stunning mirror matched figured walnut veneer
• Bowed doors
• Pop-up mirror lined interior
• Fold-open compartment
• Single dovetailed drawer
• Quarter beading to drawer (sign of quality)
• Lower twin door compartment
• Original brass knobs to drawer & both compartments
• Provision for bottles, glasses, cocktail sticks & other accoutrements
• Original working mechanism to pop-up section
• Original internal glass
• Original splayed plinth
• Original polish
• Excellent original condition
• Excellent quality & colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a fine quality antique English Art Deco bow front figured walnut cocktail bar drinks cabinet, circa 1940, by F.H, Marshall, in excellent original condition. The cabinet comprises a lovely figured walnut moulded top, below which is a fold-open compartment. The compartment features a compartmentalised interior, with ideal provision for glasses and other accoutrements and the fold-open section serves as a table for mixing drinks. Attached to the roof of the compartment is a sprung-loaded handle. When pulled, the handle activates a sprung-loaded mechanism, which raises a mirror-lined compartment from inside the top of the cabinet. The mirror lined compartment includes storage for either two bottles, or a bottle and a cocktail shaker, as well as two racks for hanging a total of eight wine or cocktail glasses. The compartment can be stowed away by simply pressing down on it and pushing it back into the top, until it clicks. Below the fold-open compartment is a single drawer, which boasts quarter beading (a sign of quality), as well as dovetailed construction and mahogany lining. Further below is a bow front two-door compartment. The fold-out compartment and the doors to the bottom compartment all close on sprung-loaded latches, while both doors, drawer and fold-out compartment all retain the original brass knobs. The cabinet rests on a splayed, moulded plinth.
The cabinet boasts a classic golden figured walnut colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway to the living room or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
External Height (with retractable compartment raised) = 136.2cm or 53⅝” or 4ft 5⅝”
External Height (with retractable compartment stowed) = 101.8cm or 40⅛” or 3ft 4⅛”
External Width = 79.8cm or 31⅜” or 2ft 7⅜”
External Depth = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
This Art Deco drinks cabinet item is in excellent original condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. This item is completely original, with original brass knobs and mirror interior to the retractable compartment. The mechanism for raising the retractable compartment is original and fully working. The cabinet boasts the original polish and features an excellent colour / patination. There are no splits to the walnut veneer on the top or either side. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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