The top is hinged with substantial metal hinges supported by a leather strap. There are metal carrying handles to either side. They are really strong and substantial and definitely up to the task of moving the chest around as we have done over the years in our ownership.The pine drawer handles whilst fitting the piece do appear to be later additions. Additional escutcheon plates have been fitted around the key holes (there are no keys present) and there is an incompletely carved keyhole on the front of the chest. There is a thin moulding just above the drawer at the front of the chest which has partially come away. The piece also has marks, knocks and the odd scratch commensurate with the age and usage of the box.
Judging by other similar style pieces this looks to be a classically style Mule Chest/Blanket Box. I've included a shot of the drawer with some DVD's in there to illustrate the depth (the DVD's are not included in the sale). So you can see how practical it is. The dimensions are approximately 120cm wide x 65cm high x 59cm deep. In imperial approximately 4ft x 2ft 2in x 2ft.We've owned this piece for probably nearly 20 yrs. It has served us well as a toy box, video/DVD box and miscellaneous items around the house. Reason for sale is we have reconfigured the layout in the house and we simply don't need it anymore. Time to go to a new home. The item "Large Antique Pine Mule Chest Blanket Box" is in sale since Saturday, September 15, 2018.
This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Trunks & Chests". The seller is "cherrybantam" and is located in Whitchurch. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.