Disassembled 1960's Danish Modern Wall Unit: Rosewood+
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223 Egremont Plain Road PMB Box 148
North Egremont, MA 01230-2284
917 881 4973
Measurements: 2 cabinets with sliding doors with 2 interior drawers and 1 shelf: 30.5" wide x 18" tall x 21.5 deep - 4 drawer bureau/storage drawers: same measurements as above - bottom drawer open in pix - 1 drop front desk with 4 interior fitted drawers and divider: only the depth is different from above: 15" (see photo #3 for desk/cabinet arrangement although the desk would sit closer to the wall)
****As you can see from the second photo, I was able to assemble the wall unit, without actually attaching it to the wall. In the photo, the unit sits at the correct height, but on temporary white display platforms. The desk is in the center, however the units can be rearranged in several configurations, before being attached to a wall. When actually attached to the wall, the unit appears to "float" 16" above the ground.
When I saw this multi sectional unit, it was wall mounted, but I completely forgot to photograph it "in situ." The unit was attached to the wall with bolts and held up from the floor with a rosewood 2" x 12" x 6' long board (which I have). I also have six extra rosewood shelves which could be used to create further supports or legs. For further clarification of the mounting plan for the units: All of the cabinets were mounted to the wall with bolts or screws (depending on the composition of your walls). The two holes for each cabinet mounting were drilled through the back of the cabinets and desk. The 6' long rose wood board sits on the floor at the back of the three cabinets and is also bolted to the wall. Carpenters refer to the 6' board as a ledger (ledge) board. The shelves I mention in the description are extra and have nothing to do with the cabinets, but can be used for other projects.
The 4 parts of the wall unit are of both rosewood and teak - i.e. sliding doors are teak and drawer fronts (and backs!) are rosewood. Almost all of the wood is solid, except the writing surface of the desk which is a gorgeous patterned rosewood veneer over rosewood. **Please note the amazing dovetail workmanship and that the front and back of each drawer are solid rosewood; the bottoms are a lighter wood.
This piece was commissioned in the early 1960's for one of the signature 5 bedroom designer apartments in NYC. The only damage incurred in removal can be seen on the sides of the cabinets (photo #4) where there were holes drilled to attach each cabinet to the next for stability. I began to fill the holes, but did not finish as it occurred to me that the next owner would want to attach the cabinets to each other in a similar fashion. There are a few scratches on the sides of two pieces. I will send photos, if needed.
While there is no designer or manufacturer indicated, this wall unit is definitely an outstanding piece of cabinetry - clearly marked as "made in Denmark."
Either create your own wall unit or purchase appropriate Danish Modern legs to make 3 separate sections.