Rare McIntosh rosewood Scotch Dresser probably designed by Tom Robertson . It dates to the mid-late 1960s . Every so often we find pieces of McIntosh furniture that are nicer in quality than their standard pieces . We’ve found the teak version in their 1968 catalogue where it’s been named as ” Scotch dresser ” , but says it’s only available in teak . We have seen it in rosewood before , but never had one .
Some of the rosewood used by McIntosh doesn’t have a great colour and grain , but the figuring on this piece is really nice , and typical of pieces that appear to have been made in very small numbers as ” specials ” as we have yet to find a McIntosh catalogue with them shown .
Nice quality detailing and workmanship throughout , it’s in lovely vintage condition with no obvious marks or damage .
Tom Robertson MSIA designed much of the McIntosh range and there are typical features such as the drawer detailing which look to be his work . At various times he was assisted by Val Rossi and in the late 60s by A.D.R. Bennett MSIA .
McIntosh of Kirkcaldy in Scotland were the 2nd largest makers of contemporary British dining furniture in the 1960s and 70s , and their pieces are now widely sought after in Europe and beyond .
Dimensions: 111.5cms wide 159.5 high