An exceptionally well made early C19th table top chest. Constructed in pine with its original, combed, age darkened, putty coloured paint.
With its original rudimentary wooden locking mechanism to the outside drawers (absent from the middle), beautifully turned knob handle and its remarkably fine dovetailed joints, this was undoubtedly made by a provincial woodworker of considerable skill, probably an estate carpenter.
Purchased on the Shropshire/Powys border where it most likely originated.
Measurements: W: 13.5″ (34cm); D: 7.5″ (19cm); H: 7.5″ (19cm).