A Handsome Early 20thC Portable Table-Top Black Painted Pine Tool Chest


Origin: English
Period: Early Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1900-20
Width: 24.5 inches
Depth: 8.25 inches
Height: 15.25 inches

The black painted and stained pine cabinet chest having the original metal carrying handles to either flank, the fall front locking with the original key and opening to reveal four fitted compartmentalized drawers having ring pull handles with larger vacant storage space under, survives from the early twentieth century.

The condition of the cabinet is very good, and remains in exactly the condition as when it was made, barring wear to the paint commensurate with age. The fall front is unhinged so it can be removed for easy access.

Portable tool cabinets or chests like this are small enough to carry, whilst still offering the drawers to organise contents and it would have originally belonged to a patternmaker, journeyman carpenter or cabinet maker.

Now perhaps less likely to be used for tools, this is a piece with masses of versatility and decorative appeal.