A stunning and original antique Edwardian joiner's apprentice tool chest with industrial features. This superb storage chest would make a perfect coffee table.
In pine with ply lid and traditional details including kickboard and lid surround, dovetail joints, robust hand forged industrial steel handles in carved ornate handle holders, rear wood chock lid stay, 3 original wooden base runners and central working lock with key. Also featuring original black painted finish and original owner's monogrammed initials to front face 'C.H.N'. We are told by the former owner that C.H. Noke began his apprenticeship in 1910 and, as was the tradition at that time, his first task was to build this chest which would be his own tool box for the duration of his career.
Carefully refurbished, cleaned, conserved and wax polished. Interior retains 2 original sliding removeable tool trays and saw holders to lid. Complete with interior plank base and lid.
DIMENSIONS (cm): L 81 x H 46 x D 47.5
NOTABLE QUIRKS: Shrinkage gaps. Scuffs and wear to paintwork. Missing piece to upper layer of ply, right hand side front lid. Some discolouration to internal drawer bases. Rustic, industrial distressed finish.
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