These used to be regular finds in junk shops, house clearance places and later on, design shops. Not so many these days though, which might indicate why this 1960s boat-themed cocktail bar has such a high asking price.
This is kitsch to the max, a home bar designed to resemble the front of a leisure boat and in ‘unbelievable condition’ according to the seller. That’s always a plus as the little touches that make this design are often lost over 50+ years.
As it stands, has a wood grained formica top display area, with a further display area below with the original, curved glass screen and an internal fluorescent downlight operated by the original push switch on the rear right hand side of the display area. There are also two additional shelves to the back, a bottle opener, a ‘rarely-surviving’ original towel hook, the boat rope, the original anchor and some angled legs for support.
There are ‘some minor imperfections’ on the ‘cable’ rail but nothing that really detracts apparently. Beyond that, this is a prime example if you are looking for a boat bar.
That’s why the asking price is £395 on a ‘Buy It Now’. However, you can and should make a cheaper offer too.