Featured in our upcoming Fine Art's and Decorative Interiors Auction on Monday 30th January 2023,…
1950’S PHILIPS RADIOGRAM STEREO CONSOLE AND SPEAKER
Arriving to the market from what can now be considered a somewhat forgotten time (UK, 1959), this stunning Vintage Radiogram and Speaker set would make for a striking addition to any home simply as pieces of furniture. Factor in the warm, crackling tones of a vacuum tube radio and vinyl record player; this piece is a real stand-out. And to think, with just a few years of electrical engineering know-how and a replacement autoloading system and stylus arm, you might restore it to its former glory!
168 | 1950’S PHILIPS RADIOGRAM STEREO CONSOLE AND SPEAKER
model no. F5G86A, the flat top over dual speaker behind gilded fabric mesh, as well as control panel, with drop front cabinet opening onto fitted record player and brass record rail alongside, standing on turned outswept legs terminating in brass toe caps, 81 x 104 x 42 cm with conforming freestanding speaker, model no. NG5442, with brassed metal inner trim and matching outswept legs with brass toe caps, 81 x 66 x 33 cm
For restoration – powers on, static from radio, record player spins, automatic arm completely broken, connection between speaker and radiogram requires mending, remarkably little wear to exterior but some some patching to veneer still required
Darragh OCuinneagain | General Interiors and Fine Art Departments