Corsica Sideboard - Nathan Furniture

October 23, 2010

This is a rather lovely 1966 sideboard from UK furniture manufacturer Barnett Nathan.

In 1963 Barnett's eldest son Jerrold, took the brave decision to develop a Scandinavian styled range in teak - a decision that was to mould the company's future and influence the designs that are still in production today.

Under advertisements proclaiming 'Scandinavian Design by Nathan' the first range of teak furniture, called Citadel, was launched. Now considered to be a design classic, the styling was simple and elegant with no decoration other than plain recessed handles.

Citadel was an outstanding success and other teak ranges quickly followed, all beginning with the letter "C": Corinthian, Cortina and Corsica. Backed by a nationwide advertising campaign, Corsica became Nathan's best selling range of the late 1960's.

Original ad for the "Corsica" 6ft sideboard.

I just happened to come across this wonderful example of the Corsica currently for sale on New Zealands TradeMe website. Click here to read more about the history of Nathan furniture.

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