Scarce top quality Arne Vodder Danish rosewood sideboard by Vamo 250cms
Probably the heaviest sideboard we’ve ever lifted! Very few Mid-Century sideboards are fully veneered on the back. So its one sign of a really good quality one to be as well finished as this one is on an area that is usually not seen. Most Danish teak sideboards that we get just have a plain plywood back. It’s beautifully fitted inside, as you’d expect. No expense seems to have been spared in it’s construction.
It was in good vintage condition when we bought it with just some small signs of use to the top. It was a lovely un-faded colour, so all we needed to do was have the top lightly cleaned and oiled. It’s now looking really good . As with all vintage furniture you must expect to see very small signs of use if you examine them extremely closely but they will be really minor and impossible to photograph.
Arne Vodder was one of Denmark’s most famous mid-century designers and his name is often wrongly attributed to pieces that were by makers that he didn’t design for! He’s best known for his designs for Sibast, but he’s also known to have designed a lot for the lesser known firm of Vamo. This piece has it’s original 1960’s Danish Furniture Control label and is also marked for Vamo underneath. From our researches this appears to be accepted as being an Arne Vodder design.
Most Mid-Century sideboards are around 180cms-220cms in length and only a very few are around 240cms-250cms so this one at 250cm is one of the longest models you’ll find. Its 48cms in depth and 83cms in height . It currently only has one key but we will have a second one made .
It will have been very expensive when new and the model doesn’t turn up for sale very often. Further photos are available.
Arne Vodder 1926-2009.
Dimensions: 250cm x 48cm. Height 83cm