A fabulous design by Robin Day for Hille c.1952. The modular ‘Hilleplan’ range was designed by Day in 1952 – it included a wide range of cabinets / sideboards and chests that could be used together or individually. Highly collectable and rarely available this unit ‘J’ chest of drawers with drop-flap writing desk is a rare survivor and is supplied with an early production Hillestak chair. The unit is finished in a striking combination of materials – solid agba carcass with mitred corners, and walnut veneered front with recessed handles and gently tapering beech legs. The Hillestak chair is constructed from solid beech with a steam bent plywood seat and back veneered in a rich Nigerian cherry.
In wonderful professionally restored condition and given a soft-sheen, highly durable, UV resistant and maintenance free lacquer finish (as per original). Just the odd historic ding, light mark and veneer nibble and one tiny historic repair to a slither of the solid agba on one rear edge (see last pic). This unit is also missing its original slim shelf to the interior of the drop-down flap – easily replaceable, but personaly I think the piece is more practical without it – use in the bedroom as a home office or even as a drinks cabinet
115.5cm (height) x 91.5cm (length) x 45.5cm (depth). Height to writing surface 75.5cm.