A good quality mid-Victorian Rosewood wellington chest. This is a superb original example of fine Victorian cabinet making at its best. The chest comprises of a hinge lift up top revealing a lined satinwood storage area which is 8cm deep. Below there is a shaped and molded cornice sitting above two flat fronted drawers. The top drawers are flanked by two scroll carved decorations, of which the right hand one can be rotated to reveal a lock. Once unlocked this allows a vertical strip of wood to be opened on hinges which in turn allows the drawers to be opened. Below the top drawers sits a fitted secretaire section where two dummy drawer fronts drop down as one flap to reveal a satinwood lined interior of five arched top pigeon holes above four small drawers. The fall has a replacement mustard colour, tooled leather inset. Below the secretaire section there is another narrow drawer, similar to the two top drawers, then a deep double fronted drawer which is suitable for files at 40cm depth. The chest stands on a plinth base raised on brass castors. The drawers are secured by by the locking flap that folds across the front right hand side and locks at the top (key supplied). The drawer front have original turned rosewood knobs. A superb example of the craftmanship of Victorian furniture.
This is an antique item of furniture and as such should be expected to show some age. The inlaid leather writing top on the drop flap has been replaced. The hinged lid to the top of the chest has a historical repair, most likely an attempt to prevent the top from bowing as can be seen in the pictures supplied. Otherwise the chest has been very well looked after and is generally in very good condition.
Width 78cm - Height 144cm - Depth 57cm
Stock Code: CA002