Sideboard UP Závody

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Dimensions: 95 × 153 × 51 cm
(W × H × D)
Designer: Jindřich Halabala
Manufacturer: UP Závody
Country: Czechoslovakia
Decade: 1940s
P. number: 2104028A
Condition: After complete renovation

Sideboard with vitrine designed by Jindřich Halabala in 1946 for the company Uměleckoprůmyslové Závody. This perfect and complex design was intended for the British market after World War II, when there was a furniture shortage in all the large cities that had been bombed during the war. The sideboard was in production for a mere two years, mostly for export, before its production was discontinued due to the regime change in Czechoslovakia, which resulted in a shift in trade relations with Great Britain.

In this piece, Halabala combined a traditional material with the delicate, rounded lines of a modern aesthetic. The sideboard is made of oak and has a decorative veneer on the front of the doors with a checkerboard pattern created by alternating squares with perpendicular wood grains. Inside the main cabinet there are two drawers and a shelf. The upper vitrine has sliding glass doors, a glass shelf, and a mirror on the back panel. The sideboard underwent a complete restoration in our workshop using only natural oils and waxes.