Thursday, March 10, 2011


In the early 1950s people generally had less space in their homes, they wanted lighter airier pieces that didn't have the solid heavy look of their predecessors. The Festival of Britain in 1951 brought new shapes and new ideas and initially these signature elements were incorporated into furniture using traditional stained oak and later lighter teak. This neat little bureau has just popped up and is a great early 1950s example, a contemporary shape with tapered splayed legs and sliding striped glass doors. It is selling on a 'first come' basis. Judging by the response to the last bureau it won't be around for long! POA

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