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D Meredew Ltd a little known British furniture maker were a medium sized manufacturer in the 1960s and 70s . They were based in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire.
Meredew prices in the 1960s and 70s were similar to those of G Plan and McIntosh , so they were definitely aiming at the same customer base for their products . In the 1961 catalogue we have in our collection you’ll mainly find bedroom pieces in light oak and tola , as you would in a G Plan catalogue of similar date . They also made some high gloss pieces in satinwood and the darker walnut, zebra wood and rosewood in a late 50s Italian style .
One of their Tola ranges introduced in 1961 was described as being designed by ” a leading Italian Designer ” . It would be great to find out which one ! Alphons Lobenstein was German and not Italian . However Tola in 1961 was on its way out as a wood.
Restoration and Damage Details
Light wear consistent with age and use, Partially restored, Completely restored, Surface has been polished, Surface has been refinished
Additional Condition Information
It is in very good conditions for its age, the surface has been sanded and re-polished but the top still has some old shades, please check photos to appreciate. The rest of the sideboard is in excellent state. The leather handles has minors marks.