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1950's German Oak Bank Of Drawers (1292)

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1950s

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  • €3,136 Euro
  • $3,193 US Dollar

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1950’s Original German Oak Stockroom Bank Of Drawers (1292)

1950’s Original German Oak Stockroom Bank Of Drawers. We found three of these banks of drawers in an old German hardware merchant, this listing is for one set of drawers. Beautifully made with solid pitch pine carcasses with finger jointed construction. The drawers are then made in solid pitch pine and the drawers fronts are solid oak throughout. The cabinets have a number of incredible features that were built in by a very logical crafts person. Firstly, the drawer slots that house the drawers do not have dividers and the design of the drawer width comes in a multiple of the smallest drawer, so basically the drawers have a number of combinations (3 across/5 across and so on) and can slot in most shelves, to give maximum flexibility. We assume the idea behind this is to be able to swap the drawers around easily, perhaps to put best sellers on the top shelf or simply to allow better grouping of like products, we haven’t seen this before and it is genius. But, the greatest feature is the round metal stock control tags, white on one side, red on the other. We assume the system was that when a product was out of stock a tag was taken from it’s storage place inside the drawer and slotted on to the handle, ‘red’ meaning out of stock and needs to be ordered, then when ordered, flip the tag over and white meaning ‘on order’. When fully in stock the tags were simply put back in the internal drawer holding slot. The handles were specially made so the tags could slip on and off as the handle diameter tapers to allow the tag on and off. The cabinet comes with a few surviving metal discs and a number of Bakelite drawer containers.

Internal drawer dimensions: (all cm).
5 Drawers: 37 x 13 x 19 (L W H)
15 Drawers: 37 x 24 x 10
3 Drawers: 37 x 24 x 7
8 Drawers: 37 x 17 x 7
5 Drawers: 37 x 13 x 7
4 Drawers: 37 x 37 x 19
4 Drawers: 37 x 17 x 4

WORKSHOP REPORT
Our workshop team inspect every product and carry out any needed repairs to ensure that everything leaves us serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 147cm (57.87in)
  • W: 82cm (32.28in)
  • D: 45cm (17.72in)

Period: 

1950s

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MERCHANT & FOUND

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RG27, UK
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The team at Merchant & Found have been involved in cutting edge design and vintage for over twenty years working for brands such as Habitat, The Conran Shop and Pedlars amongst others and we have been privileged to work with some of the best designers in the world. We source 'must have' finds throughout Europe specialising in mainly Twentieth Century furniture, lighthing and object, but always on the lookout for the unusual and pioneering the new looks. Over the years special finds have been spotted in all the best interiors magazines, and today the business is a thriving online hub selling to vintage aficionados all over the world.

The DNA of what we stand for is pretty simple. We have been immersed in ‘home’ for many years and ultimately our Merchant and Found compass is guided by a few simple beliefs.

Vintage. It has been gathering momentum for many years and we are true believers. If a piece has been made well designed and well made, then yes it’s great to have  it new but it can be even better to have it old, an old piece has soul, it has the scars of life and can tell so many stories. We particularly look for pieces with an industrial heritage, mostly 20th century, built to last, by makers who are either still going or have sadly stopped producing. Britain and Europe has a rich heritage of industrial vintage and we want to bring it alive. Where we know the maker we will let you know, we spend a lot of time researching and hope we can pass that knowledge on. We keep a running list of brands we love, both old and new, in our ‘brands’ section.

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Design. We have a deep love of Design. We respect the old and love the new. We love contemporary design but try to see beyond what is on trend and prefer what will be here in years to come. Historical design gives us a huge head start in this respect, the designs that survive and flourish are timeless, beautifully made, fit for purpose and above all great to look at.  They have soul.

Editors.  From all of the above you could say we are editors.  At Merchant & Found we are bringing you our vision of products that we love to live with, to use every day, to bring pleasure in daily life.

We have been unashamedly selfish in selecting what we love.  Architects believe (quite rightly) that a well designed space can enrich the experience of those that use their buildings, more often without even realising it. The proportions of a room, the use of light and space all fundamentally influence our enjoyment. We believe that the furniture and objects you use everyday do the same, they are part of your DNA and chosen well, should enrich your every day life.

Lastly, we take care to service (not restore) what we sell. Everything comes to you ready for it's next chapter.

We have a warehouse and workshop in Hook, Hampshire, you are always very welcome to visit but please just check with us that we are in.

Paul Middlemiss and the team at Merchant & Found

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