STUNNING MODERNIST BAR DESIGNED BY RICHARD HORNBY FOR FYNE LADYE
W: 81.5cm x D: 41cm x H: 122cm
Currently available to view by prior appointment at Manor House, N4 1TD. Please call 0771 927 4722
A beautifully minimalist streamlined design by British designer Richard Hornby. He is largely famous for his one range for the Banbury based company Fyne Ladye, all of which (a dining set, a writing bureau, sideboard etc) all were expertly carved from solid Aformosia (a now endangered West African hardwood) with trademark recessed handles, fin-like top lip and elegant tapered legs with a gently bowed crossbar. Inside this drinks cabinet is a shelf for glasses and an ivory coloured melamine base for bottles and drink preparation.The cabinet is fully finished on the back too, a rarity for most pieces of the time.
This cabinet and his other pieces originally retailed through Harrods and Heals and you can see why Hornby's designs really are without a doubt one of the most classy, high-quality British designs of the Mid Century era, easily comparing (and possibly bettering) many of the Danish greats.
There are almost no age-related marks - the item has been wire wooled & oiled and is in excellent + vintage condition.