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Antique English Art Deco Burr Walnut Tallboy Compactum Wardrobe Chest Of Drawers (circa 1930)

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Yolanda Gray Antiques


Here is a fine quality antique English Art Deco burr walnut single-piece two-tier chest of drawers / compactum, circa 1930, boasting stunning burr walnut veneers, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Compactum / Chest of Drawers
• Circa: 1930
• Period: Art Deco
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Walnut
• Stunning burr walnut veneers
• Carved corners
• Hanging space to left hand side
• Adjustable hanging hooks inside of door
• Telescopic hanging rail
• 4 dovetailed internal drawers & open compartment to right hand side
• Original metal handles
• Original working lock with working key
• Original backboards
• Original cross banded plinth
• Single piece item
• Original polish & patination
• Completely original
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is a good quality antique English Art Deco burr walnut single-piece two-tier chest of drawers / compactum, circa 1930, boasting stunning burr walnut veneers, in excellent original condition. Comprising of an elegant Art Deco single moulded frame, the chest boasts an exterior of stunning mirror matched burr walnut veneers to the top, door, drawer fronts and each side. The compactum also exhibits lovely seashell carvings to the top corners. The left-hand side of the compactum is a wardrobe section. The door to the wardrobe section retains its original vertical metal handle, as well as the original working lock, and a working key. The door opens to reveal a hanging space, including a telescopic hanging rail. The inside of the door also features 12 small adjustable hanging hooks. The right-hand side of the compactum comprises an open compartment at the top, above four graduated drawers. The drawers boast mirror matched veneer fronts, hand dovetail construction and retain their original horizontal metal handles. The wardrobe section stands slightly taller than the drawer section, thus creating a lovely asymmetric appeal. The compactum sits on its original cross banded plinth, and the back features solid backboards.

Height = 123.7cm or 48Ύ” or 4ft Ύ”
Width = 85.5cm or 33?” or 2ft 9?”
Depth = 48.7cm or 19?” or 1ft 7?”
Hanging Height = 106.9cm or 42?” or 3ft 6?”

Condition Report:
This compactum is in excellent original condition. The compactum has been French polished in our workshops. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and inside frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The compactum retains all its original fittings and there are no missing veneers. The door and drawers retain their original metal handles and working lock, with working key. The drawers feature quality dovetail construction, run smoothly and close flush to the frame. The compactum retains its original backboards and it stands on its original cross banded plinth. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

Ref. 35905

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Internal Ref: 35905


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.


Height = 123.7 cm (48.7")
Width = 85.5 cm (33.7")
Depth = 48.7 cm (19.2")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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