Richard Hornby teak dressing table for Fyne Ladye Furniture c 1960 .
Fyne Ladye Furniture was a top quality maker in the 1950s and early 1960s . Smaller than A Younger , but equal in quality and design . They’d have been more expensive than G Plan , McIntosh and other large companies , but they used solid teak and afromosia as did Younger , whereas G Plan used veneers .
In Richard Hornby they had a very accomplished designer . Typical features of his designs are various cut out handles , which make for a nice clean streamlined look .
This lovely design is really versatile as the middle section can be easily removed leaving you with 2 large bedside chests . There are slot in metal supports to hold the middle dressing section in place .
Great for a small flat or a teenagers bedroom , as the dressing table makes an ideal desk when the hinged lid is down .
The quality of wood and manufacture is as you would expect from this quality maker . Rarely are their pieces labelled as they were retailed through top independent shops like Heals of London . Such retailers preferred to sell more exclusive pieces which didn’t have maker’s labels on them . We bought this and other items from a large house on the south coast , whose owners had bought mainly from Heals in the late 1950s and early 1960s .
Dimensions: 189cms long 51 deep 72 high