Vintage A H Mcintosh Sideboards

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2015-06-26 10:30:50

Vintage A H Mcintosh Sideboards are items of original furniture produced by the influential British manufacturer A H Mcintosh.

Description

A H Mcintosh was a producer of quality British furniture. The company was formed by Alexander Henry Mcintosh in Scotland in 1869.

Following the end of the government-controlled Utility scheme in 1952, people became interested in designs which were sleek and minimilist but without the stigma attached to "Utility". A H Mcintosh were pioneers of reproducing modern Scandinavian furniture designs, using teak, which was then hardly known in Britain.

The sideboard, in low, simple designs creating a modern feel, became a central part of aspirational British homes. Mcintosh designs are now considered one of the most desirable makes of retro furniture.

Guide For Collectors

Mcintosh furniture was well made, using quality materials, and pieces offered for sale have usually been valued and kept in continuous use. Provided they have not been stored poorly, they don't generally require restoration, and fit well into contemporary decor.

Mid Century Mobler is a website which buys and sells vintage and retro furniture from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. They display pieces which are usually in stock, which offers valuable information to the collector.

Retro Wow is a valuable resource for collectors, giving an informative overview of the background to the designers and manufacturers of mid-century furniture.

Funky Junky are a website specialising in auctioning retro furniture.

Mcintosh sideboards are also available from private sellers via sites such as eBay.

Value

Mcintosh sideboards are widely available for sale online.

Hamilton & Co in February 2012 offered a Teak Mcintosh sideboard in mint condition for £360.

In February 2012 Deconet offered for sale a late 1960s Mcintosh sideboard in teak for the price of £450.

In February 2012 a teak Danish style Mcintosh sideboard was offered for a "buy it now" price of £280 on eBay.

In February 2012 a teak 1960s sideboard was offered for sale on eBay for a "buy it now" price of £300.

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