Here is a good quality pair of antique English walnut bedside cupboards, circa 1930, attributed to the British renowned department stores, Army & Navy.
• Circa 1930
• Attributed to Army & Navy Stores
• Provenance England
• Wood Walnut
• Item Bedsides Cupboards
• Chamfered corners
• Reeded frame
• Pullout slides
• Open top section
• Cupboard section below
• Original brass handles & hinges
• Original condition & polish
• Elegant cabriole legs
• Good grain configuration
• Original colour and patination
• Excellent condition
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Here is a good quality pair of antique English walnut bedside cupboards, circa 1930, attributed to the British renowned department stores, Army & Navy Stores. Each of the bedsides features a reeded moulded top, with chamfered corners, to give a refined finish. There are unusual pullout slides below the tops useful for when you need more storage space. Below, there is an open section, which is ideal for storing books. Further below is a working cupboard, which features the original brass fretwork drop handle along with a door locking mechanism. The frames of the bedsides feature chamfered reeded corners and sits on a pretty moulded frieze above small elegant cabriole legs. The tops, fronts and sides of the cabinets boast a lovely mellow walnut grain configuration. These bedsides cabinets boast the classic English post Edwardian styling that you see in furniture of this period.
The Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd was setup in 1871 by a group of army and navy officers. The aim of the co-operative was to supply goods to its members at the lowest prices, and was based on two earlier models – the Civil Service Supply Association & the Civil Service Co-operative Society. Their flagship store was on Victoria Street in London. The stores expanded internationally into Paris, Leipzig, Karachi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Shimla & Ranchi. The business suffered badly during WWII when their sites sustained significant bomb damage and when India gained independence in 1947. House of Fraser department stores have now acquired the group.
These bedsides feature a bellow burr walnut colour. As they boast the original polish, they have 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 the bedroom or even the living room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height = 77.7cm or 30⅝” or 2ft 6⅝”
Width (legs) =44cm or 17¼” or 1ft 5¼”
Depth = 38cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
These bedside cabinets are in good original condition. As they boast the original polish, they have a fantastic colour and patination. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The doors close flush to the frame and features locking mechanisms to ensure the doors do not open of their own accord. The brass knobs and hinges are original. The cabinets stand firm on the ground, they do not wobble and are ready to use.