Scarce Greaves and Thomas golden tola chest of drawers

Scarce Greaves and Thomas golden tola chest of drawers

This lovely chest dates to the early 1960s and is in fantastic vintage condition with no obvious marks to be seen . It looks as if it has just come from a showroom !

We’ve not seen a chest of drawers from this range before . It’s mainly coffee and lamp tables and the odd sideboard that we see of this design , and they’re usually either in a mahogany or dark tola finish . The original G and T label to the back says the finish is tola , but it’s a much lighter golden tola that looks more like a teak or Sapele and this is how most people would describe it as doesn’t look like the tola that is seen from G Plan and other makers of the time who used it frequently .

It’s a nice size at 89cms wide 74cms high and 43cms deep . It would look good in a hall or living room .

Greaves and Thomas were a good quality British maker in the 1960s who are best known for their sofas and sofa beds , but also produced some well made cabinet pieces for living rooms and dining rooms . We have a couple of their 1960s catalogues and they don’t seem to have made bedroom pieces so this will have been quite rare and produced for a living room . In around 1968 they were taken over by a cheaper maker called Schreiber and taken down market to stay competitive in a time of high inflation and a depressed economy .

Price: £300

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