Brand/Manufacturer: Wrightons of London (F. Wrighton and Sons)
Materials: Walnut veneer, cream (rose) laminate, oak frame, mirrored glass with brass frame
Additional information: In excellent vintage condition and has been professionally refurbished.
Includes: Three medium drawers, one small drawer, one small deep drawer
Dimensions (cm): L. 122 cm – D. 46 cm – H. 63 cm
Condition: Excellent. Some very slight age-related marks which do not detract from the overall appearance.
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This is an extremely fine dressing table/desk from Wrightons of London, It is a stunning example of mid century, quality, British made furniture. Produced in the UK by family run business Wrightons of London, Wrightons were also involved in the war effort producing cockpit frames for Mosquito airplanes.
Wrighton did not produce large runs on the scale of G-Plan etc so were able to experiment with edgier designs. This is evident in the rich contrast between the Walnut surfaces and Oak frame, laminate fronts, elegant brass framed oval mirrors, even to the small laminate pull out drawers with brass handle. The tall oval mirrors are very reminiscent of the designs by Nigel Walters for Vanson. Walters also worked for Wrighton, helping to design their acclaimed laminate kitchen storage ranges - still sought after in today's market and highly evocative of 50s interiors. Many of the mirrors in vintage Wrighton dressing tables appear influenced by his design although it is not known if he had a hand in the design himself. This beautiful piece would be a focal point in any room and definitely a unique and rare dressing table that is unlikely to ever lose its charm. Added to the stylish legs, the desk is of a beautifully rich walnut with elegant brass pull handles on the five drawers.
It is a stand out addition to any bedroom and a prime example of quality post-war British quality design and manufacture.
You will not be disappointed, this is a rare and beautiful piece of British furniture history.