Midcentury Robert Heritage rosewood sideboard by Archie Shine, circa 1960s Mid-Century Modern Robert Heritage rosewood two door sideboard by Archie Shine circa 1960s, this rare and highly sought after compact design sideboard with its wonderful figured Brazilian rosewood finish has two cupboards with sliding doors and circular recessed door pulls, single shelf to the left side and two drawers to the right, raised on four tapered legs, wonderful rosewood patina, Archie Shine pieces were mainly sold through exclusive high end retailers like Harrods of London and Heals, this sideboard has been fully restored to perfection, reserve now. Cities Certificate (Non-Transferable licence) No. 595871/01 Background: Robert Heritage was one of the top British furniture designers of the mid-20th century . His collaboration with the high end maker Archie Shine carried on for many years, but he also designed pieces for many other less expensive British makers from the mid-1950s until well into the 1970s as well as being a highly influential lecturer and professor of furniture design. The great thing about Robert Heritage is that he came up with so many totally different design features, so there is no one Heritage look. He definitely was not a “one trick pony” as the variation in designs on sideboards alone is tremendous, yet all manage to look modern clean and contemporary even 50 or 60 years after they were designed. Archie Shine was passionate about the pieces his company made, If a piece wasn’t 100% right he wouldn’t sell it, he’d rather destroy an item rather than have it leave his workshops with a minor fault, Archie Shine’s standards were high so the furniture his company made was always top quality and high end, particularly in the 1960s when there were no financial constraints. Summary: Midcentury British Design Robert Heritage Archie Shine Sideboard Two-door Rosewood, circa 1960s Practical and beautiful Investment Condition: This piece is offered in very good condition, wonderful rosewood patina no odours or smells. Dimensions: Wide 56”/ 142cm Depth 18” / 46cm Height 30” / 77cm.