Vintage continental chest. I am hedging my bets here as it may be antique, but this design is quite classic and they continued to produce similar chests up until the middle of the last century.
It was originally oak veneered (over pine) and had been painted several times before it was dipped to remove the paint. Unfortunately this ruined the veneer and weakened the chest. We have virtually reconstructed it, including adding a new top, securing all the loose mouldings and remaking the drawers. After some detective work I decided to use the colours the chest had previously been painted in ( a deep blue, a lighter blue and finally white), and distress it to reflect how it might have looked after ageing. The handles and escutcheons have been added at some point in it’s history, but they aren’t original to the piece.
If you love characterful furniture with a colourful past, then this could be the chest for you. It is quirky but has been fully restored, so you can be confident it is all in good working order.
Dimensions: Height 75 cm, width 91 cm, depth 57 cm.
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