Original Philco Radio Bar Restored Complete Glassware. Bluetooth& Ebony Finish | Radios | Art Deco Collection
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Original Philco Radio Bar Restored Complete Glassware. Bluetooth& Ebony Finish

Item #3641

The Art Deco Philco Radio Bar is a prized possession for aficionados of radios and bars alike. Originating amid the Prohibition Era, an era marked by a fascination with clandestine drinking establishments, its design reached its zenith in 1936. Within this exquisite piece lies an assortment of glassware, decanters, cocktail shakers, and various accessories, 33 pieces in total—a testament to the craftsmanship we proudly offer. Crafted by Radio Bar of America in Los Angeles, California, USA, this model, known as #536, hails from around 1936.


In our latest endeavor, we’ve elevated it to a new standard, meticulously restoring its interior and exterior. Adorned with a bespoke black ebony and silver finish, it exudes a timeless charm despite its ninety-year heritage. We’ve seamlessly integrated modern functionality, incorporating Bluetooth connectivity and additional inputs for seamless compatibility with contemporary devices such as smartphones and iPods. Its radio chassis has undergone thorough testing and restoration, and it is now equipped with a 1/8-inch adapter, enabling connectivity with a myriad of devices, from iPhones to record players. Whether indulging in vintage vinyl or streaming from platforms like Pandora and Apple Music, its Bluetooth connection ensures the rich, analog warmth of a tube amplifier enhances every note—a sound quality cherished by musicians to this day.


Rare Art Deco Philco Radio Bar



In its prime, the Radio Bar represented the epitome of luxury entertainment—an investment far from trivial. Consider its price tag of $89 to $795 alongside the average salary of $1748 in 1936, or juxtapose it with the cost of an average home ($3600) or a Studebaker car ($665). It symbolized luxury and sophistication, embodying the height of fashionable indulgence.



Rare Art Deco Philco Radio Bar


In addition to the high-style design and the uniquely amusing combination of a radio and a bar, the Radiobar is featured in so many movies of the period as a kind of iconic symbol of luxury. You ll find it in the Bogart/ Cagney film “Angels with Dirty Faces” and taking center stage in” Gold Diggers of 1933″ when Joan Blondell and Warren Williams meet in her stylish Art Deco Flat. Catch another glimpse of it in the  1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller “39 Steps” with Robert Donat.


1930s American Art Deco Radio/Bar • RadioBar



Rare Art Deco Philco Radio Bar



48″ T x 33″ W x 17″ D closed
63″ T x 60″ W x 17″ D open

Price (USD)

$ 16,000
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