This is a wonderful walnut and burr walnut reproduction bachelors chest which has been designed to reflect early English furniture. The chest is superb quality and also practical having a fold over top which allows it to be used as a desk if required. Originally the bachelor's chest was a multi-purpose piece of furniture, perfect for a single gentleman occupying a small bachelor's pad. Bachelor's chests are English in origin and traditionally had drawers and in the first models, which date from the late 17th century, the top was hinged and could fold out to become a writing surface, supported by runners, as is the case with this piece.When closed the top is finished with exquisite half match burr walnut veneers and when open it is finished in lovely walnut with superb grain. There are four graduated drawers each of which have lovely brass handles with pretty shaped and fretted back plates.
Each of the drawers is nicely finished with cock beading to the edge and matched half veneers to the drawer fronts which sets them off beautifully. Even the front plinth is finished with superb half matched burr walnut veneers. To the sides half matched veneers with lovely grain has been used. When the chest need to be used as a desk the two supports with pretty embossed knobs are pulled out and the top flips over onto the supports. The chest is then raised on a lovely shaped plinth.The walnut is a lovely colour as can be seen in the photographs. He approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are. 23 1/4 inches (59 cm) wide. 13 3/4 inches (35 cm) deep when closed / 27 1/2 inches (70 cm) when open. 31 1/4 inches (79.5 cm) high. When closed / 30 3/4 inches (78 cm) when open. From the photographs you can see that this is an lovely piece of furniture. The piece is in superb condition just minor knocks / marks commensurate with age. The drawers run smoothly and close flush to the frame. The chest is a wonderful rich colour and is well constructed and ready to use. Please take time to view the photographs which are an integral part of the description.
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The item "Antique Style Walnut & Burr Walnut Bachelors Chest / Chest of Drawers / Desk" is in sale since Monday, April 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chests of Drawers\20th Century". The seller is "awilsonantiques" and is located in Tiverton, Tarporley, Cheshire.This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.