Vintage 1920s Glass Fronted Cocktail Cabinet, Raffles style
On the beautiful Beach Road of Singapore city, often dwarfed by more modern, much taller buildings, sits the world-famous Raffles Hotel. Within the hotel is the legendary “Long Bar”. A resplendent room, filled with dark woods, dazzling mirrors, glittering crystal, soft “Gentleman’s Club” lighting, and bottles as far as the eye can see.
The mirrors, glass, and wood of the Long Bar at Raffles are echoed throughout this beautiful glass-fronted cocktail cabinet. It’s a really eye-catching piece and a definite “must-have” for a cocktail connoisseur looking for a stylish and elegant storage solution and a desire to show off their drinks collection.
Standing on Queen Anne legs, this 1920s cabinet is just perfect for drinks preparation, whether a simple Gin and Tonic or the more challenging Singapore Sling.
Embrace the natural wood or commission the cabinet in a colour of your choice with a stunning geometric design on the back panel.
Since its opening, Raffles Hotel has become, and remains, synonymous with luxury, elegance, sophistication, and Colonial style. It’s the birthplace of one of the most iconic cocktails ever invented, the Singapore Sling and a rather apt name for this cabinet. There is even a story of dinner guests finding a Bengal Tiger under the billiard table in the bar.
Available to Commission – This Vintage 1920s Glass Fronted Cocktail Cabinet, Raffles style Explore The Details:
- Glass fronted cabinet – perfect for curating and showing off your drinks collection
- Ample storage suitable for large drinks collections
- Overall dimensions : can be sourced to fit your space
- Can be ‘designed to order’ to your specification
Why choose this Vintage 1920s Glass Fronted Cocktail Cabinet, Raffles style
The Singapore Sling was created in 1915. Primarily a gin-based drink, it was deliberately created with a rosy colour to imitate a fruit juice, perhaps to save the reputation and modesty of ladies who, according to the etiquette of the day, were unable to drink alcohol in public.
Why not try making one yourself – recipe in the photos.
More reason, if needed, to have a beautifully stylish (and, of course, well-stocked) cabinet at home…. Just check there isn’t a Bengal tiger under it!
Ready to commission your Vintage 1920s Glass Fronted Cocktail Cabinet, Raffles style
What I love most about my work is giving vintage pieces of furniture a new lease of life in the Art Deco style. “The Singapore Sling” is available as a commission, or put more simply, “designed to order”.
Working together, but guided by you and your specifications, we will transform this gorgeous cabinet into an eye-catching piece that matches you, your style, and your design theme, perfectly.
This could be as simple as adding a beautiful Chinoiserie wallpaper or geometric pattern to the back panel or maybe some gold leaf and a few gold highlights. We could also go the “whole nine yards” and looking at an entire colour palette and finish, and then add some final flourishes and embellishments.
The result will be something totally unique and individual…. a piece that you will treasure for many years to come.
My design and commission process gives you more detail on how we can work together, what approach I take to create your dream furniture and all of the essential info that you need to start our journey together. Every single commission I undertake is personally managed by me with the upmost pride and respect for the original piece; with an end to end service that will have you bring your perfect Edwardian cocktail cabinet with ball & claw feet with art deco detailing home to enjoy forever.