Antique English Art Deco Burr Walnut Folding Cocktail Bar Drinks Bow Front Cabinet (Circa 1930)


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Object Description

This is a superb quality antique Art Deco bow shaped folding burr walnut cocktail bar drinks cabinet, circa 1930 – 1940, in excellent original condition.

• Circa: 1930 – 1940
• Period: Art Deco
• Item: Cocktail bar drinks cabinet
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Burr walnut veneers
• Stunning burr veneer configuration
• Bow Shape design
• Folding top
• Burr walnut moulded top with foliate carved edge (when closed)
• Marble style cocktail bar top (when open)
• Folding side supports
• Two-door cabinet
• Moulded doors with foliate carved corners
• Original brass-drop handles and foliate escutcheons
• Original sliding bolt latches to left-hand door
• Original working lock to right-hand door (with working key)
• Mirrored sliding tray
• 2 internal shelves with metal rails
• Bottle storage wells
• Original stainless-steel juicer
• Original cocktail sticks
• Sliding glass doors to rear
• Foliate carved frieze
• Bracket feet
• Original interior furniture
• Original polish
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

This is a superb quality antique Art Deco bow shaped folding burr walnut cocktail bar drinks cabinet, circa 1930 – 1940, in excellent original condition. This drinks cabinet, when folded away, features a burr walnut moulded top with foliate carving to the edge. When fully folded-out, the cabinet sides fold out on hinges to become side supports for the top, which folds out to become a marble style bar top. Below, the cabinet features an internal compartment. The doors to the internal compartment feature stunning burr walnut veneers, as well as reeded detail with foliate carved corners. The doors also boast the original brass drop handles on foliate escutcheons. The left-hand door retains the original sliding bolt latches and stainless-steel juicer to the interior, while the right-hand door retains the original working lock, with working key, as well as storage for the original six cocktail sticks. The doors open to reveal a mirrored pull-out sliding tray (which is perfect for standing the glasses on to mix the cocktails!), above a three-tier interior, comprising a pair of shelves with metal rails, above a bottle storage space, which has slots for a total of 16 bottles. Between the bottle racks is further storage space – ideal for carafes and decanters. The rear of the cabinet features the original glass sliding doors, which allow the internal compartment to be accessed from the rear. The bottom of the cabinet boasts a carved foliate frieze, and the cabinet rests on bracket feet.

The cabinet features a rich classic golden burr walnut colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway to the living room or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Height (closed) = 108.1cm or 42½” or 3ft 6½”
Height (open) = 105.3cm or 41½” or 3ft 5½”
Width (closed) = 92cm or 36¼” or 3ft 0¼”
Width (open) = 177.4cm or 69⅞” or 5ft 9⅞”
Depth (closed) = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This drinks cabinet is in excellent condition and commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. This item is completely original with original handles, escutcheons, fittings and glass sliding doors. The cabinet retains its original working latches to the left-hand door and the original working lock, with working key, to the right-hand door. The cabinet even retains the internal lemon juicer and cocktail sticks! The cabinet boasts the original polish and features an excellent colour / patination. There are no splits to the walnut veneer on the top or either side. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Dealer Location

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Organsdale Farm
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