2 G Plan Brandon oak chests of drawers 1950s.
These 2 chests are currently in vintage condition with some fading and minor marks etc which you have to expect after over 60 years of use. We can clean and polish them if required but currently we’re offering them in ” as is ” condition with no structural or major issues. Further photos can be sent and we can quote for restoration.
The Brandon range was the start of E Gomme’s revolution in British furniture. The name of G Plan was launched at an exhibition at Earls Court in 1953 although the Brandon range was available from late 1952. The idea was to develop ranges of furniture that could be used in dining rooms, living rooms and bedrooms. This was so that people could continue to add extra pieces as and when they could afford to do so. Well made, practical and good value with clean lines. G Plan sounded much more modern than E Gomme and along with well thought out marketing as well as nationwide availability it brought style and quality to the middle market for the first time.
Apparently there were some 50 pieces in the Brandon range all linked in design to give flexibility unlike the traditional bedroom sets and dining sets that were made by numerous companies throughout the UK up until this time. Other companies like Stag gradually followed suit and by the early 1960’s the revolution was complete. The Brandon range was made into the late 1950’s.
Usually we see these chests separately or as parts of larger sets with wardrobes and dressing tables but these have come from the family of the original owners who have had them since new.
Dimensions: 76cm x 45.5cm, height 97.5cm