• Item: Compactum / Chest of Drawers
• Circa: 1930
• Period: Art Deco
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Walnut & ebony
• Stunning figured walnut veneers
• Internal shelf
• 4 dovetailed internal drawers
• Original Bakelite handle
• Original working lock with working key
• Original backboards
• Original curved 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 geometric figured walnut single-piece bow front tallboy chest of drawers / compactum, circa 1930, boasting stunning figured walnut veneers, in excellent original condition. Comprising of an elegant Art Deco single moulded frame, the chest boasts an exterior of stunning mirror matched figured walnut veneers to the door and walnut veneer either side of the door in a stepped mosaic design. The tallboy also boasts lovely walnut mirror matched sides. The compactum, boasting a three-sided front, displays a stunning walnut top with black ebony style moulding. Below, the centre of the tallboy boasts a door with stunning mirror matched figured walnut veneer and black ebony style moulding to the perimeter; the door retains its original working lock and working key, as well as the original white Bakelite handle. The door opens to reveal an open compartment to the top, above four dovetailed drawers. The compactum sits on its original curved ebony style 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 handle 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 = 115.2cm or 45⅜” or 3ft 9⅜”
Width = 80cm or 31½” or 2ft 7½”
Depth = 50.6cm or 19⅞” or 1ft 7⅞”
This Art Deco tallboy / compactum is in excellent original condition. The compactum has been 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 retains the original Bakelite handle 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 curved plinth. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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Ref. Chest of Drawers No. 66