Antique English Art Deco Figured Walnut & Ebony Tallboy Compactum Chest of Drawers (Circa 1930)


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Object Description

Here is a good quality antique English Art Deco geometric figured walnut single-piece bow front chest of drawers / compactum, circa 1930, boasting stunning figured walnut veneers, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Compactum / Chest of Drawers
• Circa: 1930
• Period: Art Deco
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Walnut & ebony
• Stunning figured walnut veneers
• Internal shelf
• 4 dovetailed internal drawers
• Original Bakelite handle
• Original working lock with working key
• Original backboards
• Original curved plinth
• Single piece item
• Original polish & patination
• Completely original
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is a good quality antique English Art Deco geometric figured walnut single-piece bow front chest of drawers / compactum, circa 1930, boasting stunning figured walnut veneers, in excellent original condition. Comprising of an elegant Art Deco single moulded frame, the chest boasts an exterior of stunning mirror matched figured walnut veneers to the door and walnut veneer either side of the door in a stepped mosaic design. The tallboy also boasts lovely walnut mirror matched sides. The compactum, boasting a three-sided front, displays a stunning walnut top with black ebony style moulding. Below, the centre of the tallboy boasts a door with stunning mirror matched figured walnut veneer and black ebony style moulding to the perimeter; the door retains its original working lock and working key, as well as the original white Bakelite handle. The door opens to reveal an open compartment to the top, above four dovetailed drawers. The compactum sits on its original curved ebony style plinth, and the back features solid backboards.

This is a single piece wardrobe and because of its narrow width, it is ideal for compact rooms, as it consumes very little space.

The item would be at home in any traditional or contemporary setting and consumes very little space. This piece boasts classic Art Deco styling in the overall design of the straight lines, moulded frame, corners, clean lines to the top, the handle and the plinth.
This wardrobe features a mellow brown walnut colour. It has a lovely colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

Height = 115.2cm or 45⅜” or 3ft 9⅜”
Width = 80cm or 31½” or 2ft 7½”
Depth = 50.6cm or 19⅞” or 1ft 7⅞”

The price for this item is £1,350 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

Ref. Chest of Drawers No. 66

Object Condition

This compactum is in excellent original condition. The compactum has been polished in our workshops. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and inside frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The compactum retains all its original fittings and there are no missing veneers. The door retains the original Bakelite handle and working lock, with working key. The drawers feature quality dovetail construction, run smoothly and close flush to the frame. The compactum retains its original backboards and it stands on its original curved plinth. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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+44 (0)1829 458 070
+44 (0)7960 738 212

Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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