Everest Furniture of Long Eaton information wanted please !
Everest produced some really unusual and stylish sideboards in the 1960’s , many of which are unlike models produced by any of their larger competitors . The most commonly seen model was made with a completely teak finish , but they also made a rarer version with contrasting maple door and drawer fronts . Other models rarely turn up but we do have a Danish inspired minimalist model with a lovely fitted interior coming in soon for the first time . We also have an unusual teak model with black metal handles in stock which we’ve had once before . Our research looking at 1960’s copies of The Cabinet Maker came up with a lovely model that we’ve yet to find anywhere !
The other piece that sometimes turns up with an Everest label is an amazing coffee table that looks to be from the 1950’s which has a fantastic abstract marquetry design unlike anything made in Great Britain at the time . The inlay work could possibly have come from Mjolby in Sweden as that was still a specialisation there at the time and it has a Scandinavian look to it . Only about a quarter of these tables comes up for sale with a label , so it’s rare to see them even described as Everest . We’ve not got a photo of this model at present , but do have one of a plainer design we sold a few years ago with inlaid dot decoration .
Everest were a medium sized firm who made a lot of upholstered furniture and it looks as if by the late 1960’s this was all they were making . They appointed Alan Pledge who had worked alongside John Herbert at A Younger for about 4 years in about 1970 . We’ve been in contact with him and he seems to think there was a possibility that Andrew Milne had designed some of their furniture prior to his time . Andrew Milne was one of Heals talented designers who they used in the 1950’s and early 1960’s when they were making their own ranges , often in very small production runs or to order .
Any information about the early history of Everest and their designers would be welcomed . They were taken over and merged into the Christie Tyler Group in the 1970’s along with other makers .