An Early 20thC Scratch Built Black Painted Pine Carpenters Tool Chest c.1910-25

Origin: English
Period: Early 20thC
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1910-25
Width: 27” (omitting handles)
Depth: 11”
Height: 19” (shut)

The black painted pine cabinet or chest having the original metal carrying handles to either flank, with an arrangement of ten drawers each having primitive knob handles formed from screws, the whole with a hinged top, the underside with recess for the fall front which can be stored away or placed to the front, the whole with a very decorative appearance and surviving from the first quarter of twentieth century England.

The condition of the cabinet proves hugely decorative and remains in exactly the condition as when it was made, barring wear to the paint commensurate with age which is hugely appealing and with all of the knob handles being present.

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.