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Small Cabinet with Blue/Grey Metal Doors by Van Der Meeren, Belgium, 1950s

$4,773.08

About

Midcentury cabinet or wardrobe, by Willy Van Der Meeren, for Tubax. Belgium, 1950s. This model is an early example of the design which appeared in schools. It is smaller in size than either of the more common later versions, with doors of more muted shades, and these smaller pieces more rarely come to market. The cabinet has a black metal frame with plywood sheet to sides, back and top. The metal sliding doors retain their original paint in warm tones of blue/green and grey, with long, elegant fin-shaped handles of solid wood - possibly teak - reminiscent of the earlier designs of Perriand and Prouvé. The interior of the cabinet provides practical and useful storage: three metal shelves on the right and a hanging bar on the left. The original lock is in place, and working, with two new keys. In recent years the wood and metal have been cleaned and oiled, and old surface rust has been treated, though abundant signs of age and former use remain. There is a dent to the centre of the blue door, and elsewhere there are losses to the paint finish, scratches, chips, specs of old paint, smaller dents and a few rivets have been replaced. We have categorised this piece as in "distressed" condition, and you could consider further restoration, however for us these points are all part of the age and character. Approximate dimensions: H 160.2 cm x W 81 cm x D 50.3 cm, or 54.7 cm to the widest part of the door handles.

Details

  • Creator
    Willy Van Der Meeren (Designer),Tubax (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 63.08 in. (160.2 cm)Width: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Depth: 21.54 in. (54.7 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Repaired: These cabinets were originally designed for use in schools, and this piece has received minor repairs and maintenance over time. See About section for further details. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. See Description section for further details, or do not hesitate to ask if you have additional queries.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1267221412482

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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