This is a really fabulous large solid antique Victorian Mule chest. It is handmade and has wonderful character and good dovetail joints. There are strong old metal lifting handles to each end and it is waxed to a nice finish and colour.
The chest has good strong hinges and cup handles to open the drawer. There is also trim to the top and it stands on mop feet. It is a stand alone piece of furniture in its own right.
This chest could be used as a blanket box at the end of a bed, or a good size coffee table as it's a useful size for storing books, toys or blankets, shoes, coats or maybe even used as a window seat. The chest does have signs of use and wear as it has been used previously as a carpenters chest. The fittings are still on the lid on the inside.
There are signs of woodworm to the base and a little bit to the back of the chest at the bottom. As it has been professionally stripped so it has long gone.The back of the drawer has been reinforced at some point. There is a small slither of wood missing from under the trim to the lid. On the back a knot has fallen out of the wood to leave s small divot out of the wood.
All in all a nice box. Measurements at the largest points. Please check the measurements to see if it fits in your intended space. Collection from near Bedale only, North Yorkshire (10 mins from the A1).
I normally courier our chests and trunks, however this weighs over 30kg and is a bulky heavy item! The items that I list are vintage items that will have a history of use and will almost certainly have the odd knocks, scratches and blemishes.The item "ANTIQUE Victorian PINE Blanket MULE CHEST, Old TRUNK, Coffee Table WOODEN Box" is in sale since Sunday, April 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Trunks & Chests". The seller is "bramblecairn" and is located in Bedale.
This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.