Dry Bar | Turnidge of London | 1960s
Mid-Century Modern fold-out bar cabinet was manufactured in England in the 1960s by W.G. Turnidge Ltd, also known as Turnidge of London.
The bar operates by extending the side panels, held in place by magnets when tight to the sides and held in place when extended by brass chains. Then, the two top panels hinge over and rest on the side panels.
This dry bar features stunning veneers of burl figure English Walnut, or Juglans Regia, with a Birdseye Maple top with a shaped glass insert for use as a drinks prep area.
The pulls are butterscotch Catalin cylinders with brass navette shaped backplates.
When the double doors are opened, the interior light will turn on, illuminating an interior with two wooden shelves and a bottom raised panel inset with eight aluminum ringed rounds for bottle storage.
We have updated the interior light with an LED model appropriate for wattage in the U.S.A.
Just above the second shelf are two caddies holding vintage wooden cocktail picks in red and green colors.
The left side door has two latches on the inside, top and bottom. The right side door has a keyhole surrounded by a turtle-shaped escutcheon. A key is provided.
Inside the left door is fitted a vintage molded glass citrus reamer.
Inside the right door is fitted a stainless steel citrus reamer / juice strainer at top and a stainless steel serving tray below.
The cabinet stands on a plinth base.
The back features two sliding clear glass doors that allow access to the interior.
The hinges and chains are brass.
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SIZE : CLOSED : 32.5" wide 17" deep 42" high OPEN : 63" wide 21" deep 42" high
Vintage English cocktail cabinet with interior light and lined with patterned mirrored glass.
The exterior is finished with burled English Walnut ( Juglans Regia ).
The top opens to reveal the drinks prep station. When the knob is tugged, the top raises and the front lowers, and the interior light turns on. We have replaced the light with a new model compatible with electrical currents in the U.S.A.
The prep station is lined with patterned mirrored glass panels. The back panel features top hats, starbursts, martini glasses, and coupes. The bottom panels feature layered lozenges ( diamonds ), resulting in a Harlequin or Argyle pattern.
Under the top are stored a chrome citrus reamer and a pair of vintage cocktail picks topped with a green and a red thermoplastic ball.
The hinges are copper-plated.
Under the drinks prep station is a two-door storage cabinet containing one standard shelf. The doors are lined with Mahogany Wood.
The front apron curves on either end into bracket feet.
The knobs are squared off rectangles with round scutcheons. They are made from Butterscotch Catalin, a marbleized thermoplastic similar to Bakelite, with chrome hardware.
29.75ʺW × 13ʺD × 39ʺH