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


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Object Description

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.

Object History


Object Literature

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.

Object Condition

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.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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