We are delighted to offer for sale this very practical and retro original 1950s Teak kitchen, haberdashery larder unit with lots of cupboard space, drawers and a pull down red formica cutting surface.
This is just about as original as it comes, and in amazing vintage condition, rather larger than some, but as my mum always used to say “what holds a lot holds a little “!
If you ever wanted a snap shot of a smart 1950’s English housewive's kitchen this is it! The Ellis Company from Yorkshire still exists today and are still making bespoke kitchen cabinets.
If you have room for this in your kitchen dining space you’re sure not to be disappointed, it's well disguised and looks just like a vintage cupboard but offers so much more. Two top openings cupboards with shelf and two hidden drawers below, one we have re-lined with a black baize and has compartments for cutlery, this complements the newly painted black plinth. The other drawer is clean and odour free. Both drawers are made from solid wood with dovetail joints. The central cupboard section pulls down to reveal a red formica cutting counter, again in good vintage condition as you can hopefully see in our photos. Below two more cupboards for storage with shelf inside the cupboards; top and bottom are air vents fixed into the back panels.
Whilst this would look wonderful in a home environment, it would also work in a coffee shop or small restaurant maybe even add a bit of the fabulous fifties kitsch style to a breakout space in an office building. The possibilities are endless, useful as a crafting cupboard, we think an all round useful piece of vintage furniture, compact and free standing.
Height 167 cm
Width 87 cm
Depth 45 cm
Depth required when red chopping surface is down 70 cm
Please bear in mind that all our vintage and retro items have had a life before you purchase them (sometimes quite a long one!) therefore they will show signs of wear and use, these may include knocks, dents and scratches, bumps and scuffs which are commensurate with age and previous use. We never sell items that we wouldn’t be happy to have in our own homes and provide images detailing any significant damage or unusual wear. Please carefully read the details and examine the images prior to purchase. All our items have been thoroughly cleaned and de-greased, re-oiled and polished (where necessary) and are fit for purpose. If you’re unsure, or would like some more information, please contact us, we’re always happy to help.
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