BOTH THESE CABINETS SOLD UNDER CONSIGNMENT FROM MY CLIENT’S HOME IN THIRROUL, North Wollongong. They sold for $1600 THE PAIR in the first day they were listed on invisedge.com.au. WE OPERATED AS THE SELLER’S AGENT AND ORGANISED THE FULL SALE ON THE SELLER’S BEHALF. (The seller got around $1300 in the hand when the cabinets sold – BOTH HAVE NOW SOLD!
The first 3 photos are screenshots from the Pacific Green website. The tall narrow cabinets are still made by Pacific Green (and retail today for $2271 EACH). The 2 I have on offer are 15 years old and the design has changed slightly over the years. The cabinets I have on offer do NOT have the centre drawer. (The actual unit on offer is in the LAST 7 PHOTOS shown).
We have more Pacific Green Furniture available from the same home– keep checking our NEWLY LISTED Category. If you have interest in multiple pieces, let us know- we can do a group deal if there are no other pending enquiries at that time.
Provenance and Background Info
An exceptional tall / narrow cabinet in SOLID PALMWOOD by Pacific Green. Pacific Green is at the pinnacle in my eyes- they offer it all and also have their own original style. Pacific Green items I’ve stocked in the past have all drawn immediate interest from international buyers in the UK, USA and Canada.
When I came across my first second-hand Pacific Green design in 2013 I immediately researched the Pacific Green brand more. I decided within two minutes I wanted to stock Pacific Green whenever I could find it. (Although in saying that there are some earlier designs I don’t like the look of and won’t get.)
Pacific Green is not as obscure as I first imagined. The business originated from the Post & Rail brand which started out in Sydney in the 1970’s. I’ve stocked Post & Rail furniture before and would stock the right designs again (the quality of P & R is exceptional). Post & Rail grew into an international brand and in the late 1980’s they did the unthinkable. With a highly successful brand they changed tack completely. With the world’s new concern with deforestation and ecological threats, Post & Rail re-branded to become Pacific Green. Pacific Green searched the world for a sustainable quality timber for their future furniture production- the solution? Coconut wood. In the South Pacific, they found vast abandoned plantations of coconut palm trees, which were commercially planted in the early-1900’s but had reached the end of productive fruiting. The best part- coconut wood is more resilient than virtually any timber on earth. It thrives in areas battered by tropical cyclones.
After I’d found out that I not only wanted the suite I’d found, but wanted to start stocking NEW Pacific Green furniture in iNVISeDGE (which would be a first for us because we only “recycle” items). But there’s more. Pacific Green set a benchmark for modern, sustainable business in the Pacific. In the late 1980’s land was leased in Fiji, not bought, to respect indigenous ownership. Their factory was built in consultation with the surrounding villages and employed only local people. Business and skills training programs were established. The majority of the company is owned by Fijians- the drive of the business is still Australian- the designing arm happens here in Australia. These designs are now HIGHLY sought-after the world over.
Pacific Green today has grown from that little furniture-making firm that started in the Rocks, Sydney back in 1973 (as Post & Rail). I am inspired and heartened they changed tack back in the late 80’s when ecological threats were barely considered.
Okay, I must talk about the actual item on offer here. (Sorry for such a long-winded affair but the Pacific Green story needs to be told.) The thing is this 15-YEAR OLD piece sells itself. THERE’S NO CRAPPY PARKER VENEER HERE- IT’S SOLID HARDWOOD WITH QUALITY JUTE BINDINGS. There’s a touch of boldness to the design too which is almost a Pacific Green / Post & Rail trademark. The slats are also all smoothed and rounded which is a laborious process and adds to the beauty of the piece.
Pacific Green furniture is HAND-CRAFTED- a dying art but one that needs to be nurtured. Pacific Green is as durable as they come and will be the antiques of tomorrow. Pacific Green sideboards now fetch about AU $5000 each IN THE USA. No need to pay that here- this price is cheaper than most Freedom Furniture flat-packed sideboards.
I can write nothing critical about this sideboard or Pacific Green- if I wasn’t busy with iNVISeDGE I’d want to work for them.
I love scouting to find exciting furniture. Brands like Pacific Green are the reason I do this job. They ignite inspiration. They tick every box and prove that businesses can be successful, ecologically responsible and socially aware. This sideboard has been built to last and will continue to tell stories after you and I are long-gone- just like Post & Rail furniture has already done. There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce landfill.
Sorry for the quality of the photos my client has given me. If I can remember rightly she is 82 years old (definitely in her 80s anyway). She needs to downsize and sell the house. This furniture has had one owner (her and her husband) and has also occasionally been used by the extended family. It shows expected use for 15 years- no abuse. Go to the condition and dimensions section for further information about the condition.