A six drawer chest of drawers from G Plan’s Fresco range. This piece appears in G-Plan’s 1967 catalogue, in the ‘New Models’ folder, as model number 1376, and would have been produced throughout the 1960s and perhaps into the 1970s. Made in High Wycombe, England, by E. Gomme.
This set of drawers has a teak veneered body, with its top and front bordered with a solid teak edge. It has six drawers of equal size, constructed with machine dovetail joints. The front of the drawers are teak veneer on mahogany; they have mahogany sides and back, and a plywood bottom. The drawers are finished with moulded, shaped, solid teak handles. The whole piece is raised on a plinth style base.
Width: 56cm x Depth: 44.5cm x Height: 103cm
Each drawer (internal): 49.5cm x Depth: 38cm x Height: 11cm
This piece has a G Plan Red Label, which was primarily used between 1965-1975, although it was still in use on some pieces into the 1980s.
The G Plan Fresco range was launched in 1966, and was primarily designed by Victor Bramwell Wilkins. The initial design was inspired by the pop art motif of a circle, and the Danish Modern design movement, it was made in teak, with solid afromosia features, such as sculptured handles. Fresco became G Plan’s most successful range, continuing to evolve, with new additions added, throughout the 1970s, and still being sold in the early 1980s. For more information on E. Gomme and G Plan click here.
Drawer chest has been revived in our restoration workshop.
Whilst this piece is in great condition, it is vintage, and as such has patination commensurate with its age.