McIntosh Home Furniture
A H McIntosh began creating quality furniture in Scotland back in 1869 and his reputation spread far and wide. During the 1960's and 70's the company's designers created many fine pieces of McIntosh home furniture which today are much sought after as one of the top brands in the vintage market.
Much of the McIntosh home furniture from this period features mahogany, teak, and rosewood. There are elegant linear sideboards each of which stands off the floor on four legs of 10" to 12" high. Many of the sideboards have three drawers on the left hand side with a double doored cupboard taking up the other two thirds of the piece.
Oblong dining tables have a clean, simple look; many having an additional centre leaf which can be used to extend the length. Others are in the oval drop-leaf style which is ideal for the small home since the table can be folded down and put away after use.
A nest of three tables uses a different design twist; an oblong coffee table houses two identical smaller tables half its' length underneath itself. Round coffee tables with an "X" design where the four legs are connected at floor level by two additional timbers might have a mahogany top or a glass one inside a circular frame.
Dining chairs come in sets of four, six, or eight, and feature clean-swept simple lines and often leather seating.
McIntosh home furniture from the latter half of the 20th century also features TV cabinets in mahogany with a pull out drawer for a TV box. A large mahogany wall cabinet has drawers and cupboards in the base with central shelving on the upper centre for display purposes, and smaller shelving on each side enclosed by two framed glass doors. It also has interior lighting. Dressing tables have drawers on each side standing on minimalist legs and have mirrors that are oblong with only the tiniest frame.
McIntosh vintage furniture is noted for simplicity of design, and is highly collectable.