A lovely veneered maple double bed from the sixties from Lola Zinn Furniture.
The headboard has two pedestals, with a drawers and black glass sliding shelf each. There are two built in lights, with space in between. This space has a hole in the backboard for cables. (We used it to for a perfectly fitted vintage Philco valve radio.) The bed springs are original and in good form.
Lola Zinn Furniture has a very interesting history that ended in tears for everybody involved. If you are interested, read the whole story on a Wikipedia page that summarises the case that the state brought against Mr. Zinn in the sixties, that ended in him being sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in 1969, after his company literary went up in smoke. According to the evidence in the case, Mr. Zinn borrowed heavily against imaginary assets for many years, and he also defrauded his investors by supplying them with fake invoices from suppliers and imaginary stock inventories. So this set of wardrobes is a part of South Africa’s illustrious crime history.
Condition:Good. Sanded and sealed. Wear consistent with 60 years of age. Some small areas of veneer damage has been filled in with wood filler. Have a good look at the pictures.
Cabinets: 38 d x 41 w x 67 cm h
Headboard: 227 cm wide in total, the top is 112 cm high