ID: Danish Sideboard
Here is from my 1962 Søborg catalog. It is impossible to see the handles on these, but they might be the same handles. And they are only on plinth bases, but perhaps they were put on legs either before or after 1962. -IF- it is from the series it would be a Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen design.
Great thread! I too have one of these pieces. My search for a maker brought me to Peter lovig based on the pulls of this secretary desk. http://www.mcmhome.ca/products-page/sold/danish-teak-secretarybookcase-b...
Interesting. Løvig's construction is pretty obvious to spot. There are things like Løvig's drawer slides are stapled to the inside of the case. And the drawer sides do not have a stopped dado. Generally lower end and later feeling than Søborg's construction. I'd be curious to see some details like that on this Løvig piece...?
Based on the construction I see on this piece I doubt that it is Løvig, but those handles sure do look similar.
That does not look like Løvig to me. I would be very surprised to discover proof that this were anything other than Søborg.
You might try emailing Søborg to see if they can shed more light on it. I suspect that it had a very short production run and did not sell in large numbers.
I have a Mogensen for Søborg coffee table that was produced for probably 5 years from about 1956 to 1961, and in spite of that I've only ever seen two others like it anywhere on the Internet. So I can well imagine that if this sideboard had a shorter production run, it could be very, very hard to find one of these.
Okay-Here are a few images from a Soborg pamphlet that I found some time ago. Text seems to credit all pieces in the pamphlet to Hvidt/Molgaard. There is a picture of a cabinet on a plinth base that seems to have the same handle ( Hard to see-and I don't have the original pamphlet only a scan) As you can see from the image, these cabinets came with legs or plinth.
It is very strange that it is model 50. Søborg used model numbers in that range in the early 1950s for designs with a similar skirt and legs. Some of them were designed by Hvidt and Mølgaard, and some were designed by the Jacobsen family member running the company at the time (Arne?).
So it appears that Søborg decided to update and re-issue an old model, or perhaps it was a model that had only been drawn and not actually manufacturer in the early 1950s.
For one thing, none of those early models were made in teak, per the catalog, and nobody had figured out how to use teak for factory production in the very early 1950s.