• 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.
This is a single piece wardrobe and because of its narrow width, it is ideal for compact rooms, as it consumes very little space.
The item would be at home in any traditional or contemporary setting and consumes very little space. This piece boasts classic Art Deco styling in the overall design of the straight lines, moulded frame, corners, clean lines to the top, the handles and the plinth.
This wardrobe features a mellow brown walnut colour. It has a lovely colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
Height = 123.7cm or 48¾” or 4ft ¾”
Width = 85.5cm or 33⅝” or 2ft 9⅝”
Depth = 48.7cm or 19⅛” or 1ft 7⅛”
Hanging Height = 106.9cm or 42⅛” or 3ft 6⅛”
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.
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