A narrow oak Portable Chest with four graduated drawers.
The top of the chest has a gallery to the sides and back suggesting shipboard use and the narrow dimensions would also tie in with the small size of most cabins. Added to this, the turned feet are removable on slot in lugs. Curiously one of the four is a much smaller diameter than the others but appears to be original.
The oak drawer fronts have a raised cock bead to their edges and turned wooden knob handles. The drawer linings are pine. The back of the chest is a panelled and inset to the sides, base and top. The back of the gallery has an applied bar to add strength.
The small dimensions of this piece of furniture make it quite a desirable for people in need of storage for an awkward space.. Early to mid 19th Century.