Vintage A Younger Ltd Sideboards

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2015-06-26 10:31:00

Vintage A Younger Ltd Sideboards are items of original furniture produced by the British manufacturer A Younger Ltd.

Description

A Younger Ltd was a British furniture manufacturer which led furniture design during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The furniture was well-made, and aimed at the high end of the market.

They pioneered the use of teak in furniture, which was new to Britain, and introduced Scandinavian styles into contemporary furnishing. The style and the use of teak was widely imitated.

Younger's top designer was John Herbert, who was also design manager for the company. The classic Younger sideboard made of teak, African Walnut or Rosewood in the low, slim, Scandinavian style was considered a status symbol in Britain.

Guide For Collectors

Sites such as Retro Wow give general information about buying and collecting vintage furniture of the mid-20th century.

Younger furniture was of high quality and the materials used have survived well if the piece has been kept under reasonable conditions. Normally, they have remained in use.

Younger Ltd moved away from the use of teak when it became the mainstay of other manufacturers, but it has now become fashionable again. The slim, low and sleek lines fit well with modern decor. Retro And Vintage Furniture stock sideboards and other storage furniture from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Value

The Younger sideboard, especially in the Scandinavian designs, was so ubiquitous in British homes that there are plenty on the market, normally in excellent condition. Examples of Younger sideboards offered for sale in February 2012, on eBay alone include the following:

A teak Younger sideboard, 1960s, offered for sale with a starting bid of £120

A Younger sideboard from either the 1960s or 1970s, offered with a "buy it now" price of £150

A Younger Danish teak sideboard from either 1950s or 1960s, offered for auction with a starting bid of £100

A 1960s Younger sideboard in teak and Afromosia, offered for sale with a "buy it now" price of £385

A 1960 Younger teak and Afromosia sideboard, offered for auction with a starting bid of £150

 

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