Large Roneo Metal Cabinet
Roneo was the market leader back in the 1940’s/1950’s for these practical storage cabinets. This 33 drawer unit was in pretty bad shape so we decided to have it stripped and repainted. A not inconsiderable job as all the brass is riveted on and must be removed and reattached. We think the result is pretty impressive, returned to its original French Blue. Its a very practical piece as storage sections easily fit A4 size documents.
Note: The piece had to be repainted whole which is much harder than when they were originally made and painted as components. As a result despite the incredible care of our painters there are a few small marks where door fronts couldn't be fully held open and touched the wet paint. Also this is a piece from the 1940's so it has a number of small dents and deflections. Our workshop team inspect every product and carry out any needed repairs to ensure that everything leaves us serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.