Small Antique Oak Bachelors Chest / Chest of Drawers / Desk. This is a wonderful oak bachelors chest which although dating to circa 1900 has been designed to reflect early English furniture. The bachelors chest is superb quality and also practical having a fold over top which allows it to be used as a desk if required.
This has been made in a traditional manner and is super quality having all oak lined drawers. 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 five drawers each of which have lovely brass handles with pretty shaped back plates. The two lower drawers also have lovely shaped and fretted escutcheon to the key holes.
Each of the drawers have cock beading to the edge which sets them off nicely. The top is nicely shaped to the edge and when the chest need to be used as a desk the two supports with shaped ring pulls are pulled out and the top flips over onto the supports.The chest is then raised on a lovely shaped bracket feet. The oak is a lovely colour and patina as can be seen in the photographs. The approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are: - 23 inches (58.5 cm) wide.
13 3/8 inches (34 cm) deep when closed / 27 inches (68.5 cm) when open. 29 inches (74 cm) high.
When closed / 28 1/4 inches (71.5 cm) when open. As can be seen from the above dimensions this chest of drawers is of lovely petite proportions.The chest is circa 1900. From the photographs you can see that this is an lovely piece of furniture which is in good condition, just minor knocks / marks commensurate with age and use. 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 "Small Antique Oak Bachelors Chest / Chest of Drawers / Desk Oak Lined Drawers" is in sale since Wednesday, May 19, 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.