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Important and Unique Mahogany Cabinet by Lord Snowdon and Sir Terence Conran



Designed by Lord Snowdon in the 1960s and manufactured in 2011, this one-off cabinet has remarkable provenance. The revered British photographer and filmmaker, who married Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, was also a talented designer and craftsman. Having built a cabinet in the 1960s from steel threaded bar, a mahogany chest and old cupboard doors from the attics of Clarence House palace, Snowdon used this piece of furniture to store his photographic slides for the rest of his life. Having spoken enthusiastically to fellow photographer Koto Bolofo in 2010 about the treasured piece he had made in his youth, Snowdon expressed a desire to reproduce the cabinet. Koto introduced Snowdon to Sophie Conran, daughter of Sir Terence Conran and co-founder of English furniture maker, Benchmark. Working closely with Lord Snowdon, Benchmark looked to emulate the original cabinet down to the last detail. Shelves and drawers were made in mahogany veneer with solid mahogany lipping, and satin polished stainless steel pull handles. 1-inch threaded stainless steel rods with nut fixings act as supports throughout. A hinged down main desk flap with stainless steel furniture stays, opens to reveal height adjustable shelves for storage. A top hinging cupboard in mahogany veneer with a similar furniture stay provides additional storage space. Offered alongside 1st edition book ‘Lord Snowdon – photographs by Koto Bolofo’, signed by the author.


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Driven by the belief that good materials and well-made furniture can bring joy, Anthem specialise in modern and contemporary design, sourcing pieces for residential and commercial projects across the UK and worldwide. Founded by Timothy Anscombe-Bell and Rita Nicoletta, we are a team of specialist advisers, upholsterers and restorers. With long-standing relationships with many of the UK's top furniture makers and craft-based manufacturers, our aim is to honour the designer's intention while fulfilling the wishes of the client. Alongside furniture dealing, we also create our own pieces - producing limited runs of handmade furniture that bring together a fresh modern sensibility, with an emphasis on traditional British craft.
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