Rare Everest 1960s long low teak sideboard ANOTHER SOON
The one in the photos was one we bought and sold in 2017 . At the time we couldn’t find another of this design on a Google search . and indeed that one is still the only one showing 2.5 years later !
Everest was a small quality maker in the 1950s and 60s and into the 1970s . The present sideboard was bought new from Maples in Bristol in 1964 along with a table and 4 chairs priced together at £95 , which works out at about £2000 taking into account inflation over the last 55 years . This was a typical price for a 6 piece nice quality mid-market teak dining suite at the time .
We’ve been in contact recently with Alan Pledge who designed for Everest circa in the early 1970s . He seems to remember Andrew Milne designing for Everest in the early 1960s on a freelance basis . Andrew Milne is best known for his work for Heals of London in the 1950s . We think it could be possibly be an Andrew Milne design , but as we can’t prove it as yet we’re not attaching his name .
The Everest name is sometimes attached to some interesting late 1950s coffee tables with marquetry tops which are possibly Swedish in manufacture , but possibly made for Everest and usually described as retailed by Heals of London
We really like the unusual black finished metal inset handles , really stylish and sleek .Its a very unusual and individual design and obviously didn’t sell in large numbers at the time . Not all Everest sideboards are labelled as retailers such as Maples didn’t like to sell branded products .
There were some marks to the top when we sourced it from the family of the original owner so it is currently in the queue for cleaning .
A strange size for a British sideboard , as 178cms doesn’t convert to an obvious imperial size whereas most models of the era do .
Materials: teak and black metal
Dimensions: 178cms long 46 deep 76.5 high