Early 1960s Austinsuite small teak sideboard/cabinet by Frank Guille
When is a sideboard so small that it becomes a cabinet or a cupboard ? This is the first time we’ve seen this particular model although we have seen plenty of related designs by Frank Guille for Austinsuite of London . Austinsuite specialised in contemporary bedroom furniture , but also made some dining and living room furniture . This looks to be a very early 1960s design that’s similar to some lovely small tambour door wardrobes that he designed for Austinsuite .
The main wood is a teak veneer , but the legs are in beech and the smart recessed handles are backed with a black melamine .
Ideal for standing a small TV or stereo system at only 95cms wide this is very small and petite for a sideboard . Its 68cms high and 43cms deep .
We’ve cleaned and oiled it and there are no obvious scratches or marks , just the very minor signs of wear you have to expect when a piece is over 50 years old .