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.
There are four drawers each of which have lovely brass handles with pretty shaped and etched back plates. Each of the drawers have nicely shaped edges and matched half veneers to the drawer fronts which sets them off beautifully. The top is nicely shaped to the edge and 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.
The approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are: - 25 inches (63.5 cm) wide. 13 inches (33 cm) deep when closed / 26 inches (66 cm) when open. 30 1/4 inches (76.5 cm) high.
When closed / 29 1/4 inches (74.5 cm) when open. As can be seen from the above dimensions this chest of drawers is of lovely petite proportions. The chest is circa 1920. From the photographs you can see that this is an lovely piece of furniture which is in excellent condition, just minor marks commensurate with age.
Please study photographs carefully as they form part of the description and condition, as what you view is exactly what you will receive. If you have time, please check view my shop for other items. For collection in person, cash on collection. If you are unable to collect you are welcome to arrange a courier.The following couriers can provide a quote. AJ Transport on 07714 417824. Chris Hodge of GEAR SHIFTERS on 07979 603390. Unless prior arrangements have been made all items to be collected within 14 days. ALL OUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS LISTED UNDER. The item "Antique Walnut Bachelors Chest / Chest of Drawers / Desk" is in sale since Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Dressers & Chests of Drawers". The seller is "awilsonantiques" and is located in Tiverton, Tarporley, Cheshire. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.