Please believe me when I say pictures don’t this piece justice. The mahogany (possibly Mindoro) shimmers and gleams with an almost indescribable Iridescence that looks like rivers of honey that form the ebbing and flowing grain. The tones and hues of the piece change depending on how the light hits it and where your eye catches it. You’ll see amber, ochre, honey, and umber.
We purchased this credenza from the original owners who had them custom made in the 1950’s. In addition, we have a matching dining table, chairs and console stereo. All of which are absolutely beautiful and enormous. At 100″ long, this is one of the biggest pieces of MCM cabinetry we’ve ever offered. OVER 8 FEET!!! Although it looks similar to the works to Jens Risom and Arne Vodder, this is a custom, made 1 of 1 credenza. The base with it’s sculpted legs and spanner “stretcher” is reminiscent of pieces by Brown-Saltman, but there are many unique aspects to this piece that seem inspired by many designers of the period.
Solid mahogany tambour doors are flanked by hinged doors with hand carved pulls that conceal open space on the left and a bank of drawers that roll-out effortlessly on metal glides. This piece was designed for serious storage. The exceptional length is the perfect dimension for your flat screen TV if you choose to use this as a media cabinet. The interior of the unit features pull-out drawers, open cabinet space and removable / adjustable shelves. A true masterpiece mix of solid mahogany and mahogany veneer over plywood core. The construction, materials, fit and finish exhibit a quality seldom seen, even from respected makers. Fully restored, with only very minor imperfections.