c1970s timber bookshelf by Parker Furniture, Sydney. Teak and teak veneer over particleboard, two adjustable shelves, maker’s foil tag to inside left panel. Professionally restored (a/f, shelf shadow marks remain to rear panel). Width 92 cm, Depth 30 cm, Height 114 cm. $775 Shop 6
1950s G Plan cabinet/writing desk
Late 1950s timber cabinet/writing desk in the "Tola and Black" range, introduced in 1958 by G Plan, High Wycombe, England. Tola (African mahogany) veneer with black lacquer finish to base, three drawers, drop-down door/writing slab, single adjustable shelf (see image below). Full professional restoration (a/f, brass cap missing from left rear leg). Width 96.5 cm, Depth 46 cm, Height 103 cm. $1,445 Shop 6
Detail of G Plan cabinet/writing desk
1960s timber shelving unit by Kees Westra
1960s timber shelving unit with fixed shelves, designed and manufactured by local Canberra cabinet maker Kees Westra (1926-1976). Sapele veneer over particleboard with maple veneer to face trim, replacement plywood rear panel. Fully restored. Spacing between shelves 19 cm, 31.5 cm and 36.5 cm. Width 92 cm, Height 103 cm, Depth 20 cm. $775 Shop 6
1960s-1970s teak sideboard/cabinet
1960s-1970s timber sideboard/cabinet. Metal legs with black enamelled finish, teak veneer to carcass and doors, replacement white laminate top. Two internal sections, each with single removeable timber shelf. Excellent condition. Length 155 cm, Depth 34 cm, Height 63 cm. $1,345 Shop 6
1950s-1960s burr elm sideboard by M. Gerstl Furniture, Sydney
1950s-1960s timber sideboard, custom made for a Sydney client by M. Gerstl Furniture, Rozelle, Sydney. Ample storage with cupboards, open shelving and four drawers (uppermost with cutlery dividers), separate cocktail cabinet with interior light, and subsidiary shelf. Burr elm veneer with black vitrolite (toughened glass) doors, brass handles and sabots, cocktail cabinet with mirrored/black vitrolite interior and float glass shelf. Fully restored: all timber repolished, new veneer panel to left hand end, restored leg assemblies with new sabots, drawer relined with new felt, new period-specific electricals to cocktail cabinet.Length361.5 cm, Depth 45 cm, Height 86.5 cm (145 cm high including the cocktail cabinet). $6,795 Shop 6
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Michael Gerstl (1908–1975) was a Viennese-born cabinetmaker who arrived in Sydney in 1947 and established M. Gerstl Furniture. The company specialised in custom-made furniture, primarily to other recent European immigrants, later expanding to over 3,500 clients, including several hotel groups, but extant pieces appear to be relatively uncommon. More info and images below...
This piece is sooo large it was very difficult to photograph. The finish is so reflective that we had to switch off the lights, but that made our images look dull, so the compromise means that you really have to see the item "in the flesh" to properly appreciate it!
M. Gerstl sideboard label
1940s-1950s three drawer American oak chest
c1940s-1950s three drawer timber chest of American origin. American oak construction with random matched rock maple veneer, central drawer with highly figured veneer, full professional restoration. Width 96 cm, Depth 52 cm, Height 87 cm. $1,595 Shop 6
1960s timber chest of drawers by Alrob Furniture
Late 1960s timber chest of drawers by Alrob Furniture, North Coburg, Melbourne (date stamped December 1968). Coachwood ply carcass, coachwood trim to face with solid ash or Tasmanian oak drawer fronts, original handles. Very good original condition (a/f, minor marks to one side panel). Width 60 cm, Depth 46 cm, Height 82 cm. $295 Shop 6