Early 1970s McIntosh teak Lewis sideboard in good vintage condition
The 1972 McIntosh catalogue simply describes it as ” This teak finish sideboard has a neat cupboard with two fine louvred doors, plus 3 drawers, one of which is fitted for cutlery. ”
It’s come from a good clean house with one careful owner from new . There are no obvious ring or heat mark , no bad scratches etc so we felt it didn’t need cleaning , but you do have to expect small signs of wear , but there is nothing that we can show in a photo .
1960s McIntosh furniture usually had a natural oiled finish , but by 1972 McIntosh were saying ” McIntosh furniture is polished with Melamine/PVC coatings , and the surface is reasonably liquid , heat and scratch resistant ” and ” We do not advise the use of spray waxes “. Apart from dusting , they suggest using a chamois leather dipped in a a vinegar mix ( 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 pint of water ) . The leather should be damp not wet and the furniture should be thoroughly dried after cleaning . G Plan and others had been using a strong polyurethane varnish since about 1967 . This McIntosh finish isn’t as heavy as the G Plan one and when cared for like this piece it retains a nice original finish .
Dimensions: 170cms long , 76cms high and 46cms deep