Original Vintage Mid Century Utility CC41 Drawers Linen Cabinet Cupboard SOLD
This piece was made by Czech furniture manufactures in the 1940’s / Early 50s as part of the post war CC41 utility range.
It is a good example of hard to find CC41 furniture, and looks contemporary even by todays standards – fitting easily into a modern or vintage inspired interior.
Two drawers above and a large cupboard below, with a fixed shelf within.
Stamped with the CC41 mark on the back.
H87cm x D45cm x W91.5cm
Good vintage condition.
The piece is showing some previous general wear – as can be seen in the photos. The entire piece is solid and sturdy. All drawers are sound. A good vintage condition and a nice useable vintage piece. Happy to answer any questions.
CC41 meant “Controlled Commodity” and designated that a particular item met the government’s austerity regulations. It also gave the reassurance that a piece was manufactured to the governments quality standards ensuring they were well made to have a long life, rather than be cheaply manufactured and likely to break and need to be replaced. It indicated the design was not wasteful and made the best use of available materials, and it was both functional and attractive, yet not unnecessarily ostentatious. By 1941 it had become apparent that the combination of a severe lack of timber suitable for furniture making (in which Britain was not self-sufficient) and the increased demand for new furniture due to the losses of housing caused by bombing and to the continuing establishment of new households after marriage, had created a severe furniture shortage. Introduced in 1942, the Utility Furniture Scheme continued into post-war austerity and lasted until 1952.
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