Bath Cabinet Makers sideboard that gets described as Mogens Kold
Every few weeks on Ebay somebody describes this sideboard as being Mogens Kold when it’s actually by Bath Cabinet Makers ! This idea goes back about 3 or 4 years , and there are absolutely no grounds for the attribution . Firstly its illustrated in a 1968 Bath Cabinet Makers catalogue that we have , secondly we’ve had one with a BCM label on it . These labels were just stick on ones and are often absent either because a retailer didn’t want makers labels on pieces they sold or because the buyer removed them which is easy to do with the BCM ones .
What we can’t understand is how anybody ever thought this model was Mogens Kold , as it doesn’t even look like any known Mogens Kold designs that we’ve seen . Then at 198cms it’s a typical British size as it’s exactly 6ft 6″ long , whereas most Danish ones would be 190cms ,200cms etc . British sizes for sideboards were mainly 5ft , 6ft , 6ft 6 , 7ft and even 8ft although there are some exceptions .
Finally and most importantly there is the matter of quality of manufacture . Bath Cabinet Makers made some nice mid-range pieces but their quality is not a patch on pieces by the quality Danish maker Mogens Kold . The techniques on BCM pieces are typically British , whereas MK pieces are obviously Danish . The detailing and finish on MK pieces is top notch and virtually every piece of their furniture either has their label or is stamped with their name , yet the so-called Mogens Kold sideboards and dressing tables that turn up on Ebay are never labelled , what a surprise !
We’ve told a few sellers on Ebay that this is not a Mogens Kold model , and most change their description . A couple have said that they listed them as just vintage teak sideboards only to get a message to tell them it was actually Danish by Mogens Kold . They’ve then made a Google search and sure enough up pops photos of this Bath Cabinet Makers piece . We followed up one link and found a number of pieces by British makers described as Danish or Italian when they obviously weren’t and G Plan Fresco pieces designed by Victor Wilkins as being by Ib Kofod Larsen .
We’re all hearing about FAKE NEWS , we want to stop FAKE ATTRIBUTIONS ! We’re not always right and are constantly learning and finding new information , so if you spot a mistake on either of our websites please let us know .
The photos show the so called ” Mogens Kold ” model and another BCM model as well as one of it illustrated in their 1968 catalogue .
Here is a link to a real Mogens Kold Sideboard on our Pure Imaginations website http://www.pureimaginations.co.uk/collection/mogens-kold-danish-1960s-teak-sideboard-arne-hovmand-olsen/