circa: 1940 width: 51 height: 33 length: 26 This exquisite burl walnut chest of drawers, styled much like the popular Bombay chest, was crafted in France around 1940. Recently, this piece was treated to a full restoration at the hands of a third-generation cabinetmaker in England. Included in the restoration were the addition of new burl walnut veneers, new hardware, and a fine French polish with a hand-rubbed wax coating. The result is a marvelous chest that would look great in any setting, and a structural integrity that will be sure to keep this chest sturdy and beautiful for generations to come. Very few signs of any original wear remain, but if you look closely at the skirt, you can see some slight wear to the edges, and the top central drawer retains an original purple felt lining that has worn significantly over the years. Originally, this chest would have also had a mirror or some other sort of backsplash attached to it, since the back shows marks where said attachment would have secured to the base.
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