Scarce pair of A Younger walnut bedside tables designed by John Herbert

Scarce pair of A Younger walnut bedside tables designed by John Herbert

It’s rare to find pairs of 1960s bedside tables or cupboards as firstly they were a luxury extra that most people couldn’t afford at the time . Also continental headboards with attached drawers or shelves were very much in vogue . We find numerous G Plan continental headboards from the 1960s and 1970s , but very few bedside cabinets , and when we do we find them singly usually .

This lovely pair are in French walnut and afromosia . The 1964 Younger catalogue shows them as being from the Russell range , which indeed did include a continental headboard . The wood is described as Natural French walnut with a Matt finish , so when we gave them a light clean , that’s the finish our restorer has given them . The walnut is a lovely glowing honey colour . The design lends itself to glass inset tops being placed on the top , so if you’re likely to use them for standing  hot cups or glasses of water this would be recommended .

They are a nice size at 47cms wide , 62cms high and 38cms deep .

A Younger were a premium maker of contemporary furniture in the 1950s and 1960s , and John Herbert was their chief designer from the mid 1950s until his premature death in the mid 1970s .He was a very accomplished designer who deserves to be far better known than he is . Nobody seems to have much information about him so anybody out there does please get in contact .

As you’ll see we also have the matching large chest of drawers for sale , but not shown is the kneehole dressing table as unfortunately this needs a bit more work as it has a damaged handle . The dressing table , like so many is often sold without the mirror as a shallow desk , but if wanted we will be offering it separately at £500 with or without the mirror . The full set can be bought for £1750 .

Pairs of bedsides will not have cost as much as the other pieces back in the 1960s , but today they have a scarcity value . We could find only one other pair on a google search , and they’d been sold by a London Antique dealer .

Scarce pair of A Younger walnut bedside tables designed by John Herbert

Price: £775

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