A Highly Sought After Large 19thC Stained Pine Bank of Thirty Drawers


Origin: English
Period: Mid / Late Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1870-80
Width: 45 inches
Height: 29.5 inches
Depth: 10 inches

In original condition, the chocolate coloured stained drawers with knob handles and hand written labels, and remnants of chalk numbering, the annotations to include the likes of ‘screws’, ‘nuts’, ‘cycle’ and ‘piston rings’.

In un-restored condition, several of the knobs are late Victorian replacements, the stained pine now evocatively chipped and worn, the labels in differing levels of order, the draws all stopping where they should. The imperfections make this piece perfect.

Made by a Victorian craftsmen for workshop use, this is a versatile and sought after piece of country furniture that could be placed anywhere in the modern home, adding serious levels of genuine antique charm.

This well sized flight of draws desirability lies in the fact that it remains unspoiled and is therefore superbly decorative as well as being inherently useful.