A Younger early 1960s Fonseca teak sideboard another now re-polished
Designed by John Herbert who was one of the most accomplished British furniture designers of the 1950s and 60s . Unlike their Danish counterparts very little is known about most British mid-century designers . John Herbert worked for Youngers from around 1955 , and designed the bulk of their pieces until c 1967/8 when he was joined by Alan Pledge .
The Fonseca along with the Da Sylva were Youngers most successful sideboards of the early to mid 1960s , and both have a distinctive style . A Younger were a premium brand at this time and the quality of teak and workmanship was superior to the larger mid-market makers such as G Plan and McIntosh , so you don’t find as many of their pieces for sale as those makers . The later Sequence range from 1968 is not as nice a quality , nor is the timber and veneers used in the Fonseca , but currently the Sequence has become the more popular model . This is our favourite A Younger sideboard model so it’s nice to have one again .
Its 209cms long , 50cms at deepest and 75cms in height