1960s A Younger teak Codan dressing table designed by John J Herbert MSIA. Fully cleaned and re-polished as it was looking a little tired when we bought it with a few minor marks. Now restored it looks as good as it would have done when first delivered in the mid 1960s.
The Codan range is illustrated in the 1964 A Younger catalogue we have, but was taken out of production in around 1967/8 when they rationalised their various ranges to reduce costs.
A Younger were a premium brand in the 1960s, and their pieces from pre-1968 are always beautifully made, with stylish and costly detailing. Prior to 1968 their pieces were more expensive and better quality than G Plan standard pieces, but their post 1968 ranges were probably on the same level as the much larger G Plan brand.
The mirror on this lovely model is particularly stylish so it would be a shame to remove it and sell it as a desk, as many are today.