Super-long Archie Shine teak Gloucester sideboard by Robert Heritage
We believe that this is the largest sideboard that top quality British maker ever produced at 8ft ( 246cms ) , and one of the longest you’ll find . The Gloucester was available in 2 sizes , 6ft and 8ft , and as this version was obviously much more expensive it’s not seen very often . We sourced it from the original owners who had bought it new in around 1968 from Heals of London who along with a few other select British shops retailed Archie Shine furniture at the time .
Archie Shine was the best maker of contemporary teak furniture in the 1960s and his pieces compare well with top Danish makers so this would have been an expensive piece made in small numbers . We’ve never had this model for sale before , and its only the 2nd 8ft British sideboard we’ve had . Only one Swedish sideboard we’ve had in the past was longer , and that was only by about 4cms .
At present its in lovely vintage condition having been well cared for by its only previous owner , but our price will include giving it a light clean and oil . There are no obvious marks or scratches or anything that we can show in a photograph , and from past experience of cleaning top quality teak pieces in the past it doesn’t take much work to add even more “shine ” to this piece by Shine !!
Its 246cms long 45.5cms deep and 75cms high