This elegant rosewood cabinet was designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn in the late 1930’s. In the Svensk Tenn archive’s furniture book, Estrid Ericson (the founder of Svenskt Tenn) has made a pencil sketch of the cabinet and written “designed for the King”, Gustaf V, likely for his 80th birthday in 1938. So this particular model 792 also became known as the Gustav V model.
The rare cabinet on offer here was produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden in the early 1950s. The model was usually produced in pyramid mahogany, only a few pieces were made in rosewood. The cabinet has double doors, veneered in mirorred rosewood, with a solid oak interior with a total of 10 pull-out drawers. Brass key and round brass door hinges. The cabinet is in a very good, restored condition.