BANK OF 12 DRAWERS C1900
A rather good looking bank of 12 pine drawers though on the unusual side. The top was not smooth at all and had to be sanded. You can still see remenance of what was a harsh surface leaving a fantasic patina with the grain of the wood so evidently coming through. This applies to one side also.
You can also see the attractive old nails unusually nailed in from the top. In addition, the rear panels appear to have been repeatedly hammered. The indentations do not apppear to be evidence of worm. If they are then they are old. Out of an abundace of caution we have treated it in any event. We wonder whether the top and other panels were later additions?
Some of the drawers have what look like old round labels or perhaps wax seals adding patina and flush campaign style brass handles. The top right hand drawer is divided into four sections with the drawers graduating in size making it rather versatile in terms of what can be stored as well as heavy. All in all, plenty to talk about with this item.
Condition is comensurate with age and use. In addition, to the above there are scuffs and marks to the drawers and a black stripe mark down one side. An item that has been well used likely storing tools or items of that nature. Though the possibilities are endless as to what could be stored in them today.