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Dentist’s Bank of Drawers

A stunning 12 drawer chest of drawers in pine, originally from a dental practice, circa mid part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0739.

Product Description

A stunning, original dentists’ bank of drawers…

This is such a beautiful piece! Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we would suggest that this dates to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1950s. It’s a cabinet today that could serve many of functions, that being in a retail environment or even for personal storage

The cabinet is structurally very good, being ‘weighty’ and sturdy, yet elegant in its nature. The cabinet although an original mid century piece, is naively built in areas, which is what we think gives it its charm and appeal. The frame itself is made from what we think is pine and as suggested, it is very strong. It is a beautiful looking piece, added with its surface patina and tatty nature in areas. The individual storage drawers are again made of a pine (we think), and these are naturally more light weight. They all fit in their original slots and are generally smooth moving in and out…

Some of the drawers show a thin White glass base, where the metal tools were clearly visible to the dentist. The entire piece is pretty clean and tidy inside, yet there are surface scars and abrasions consummate with age. Given the cabinet used to house metal tools, this isn’t a cabinet that would want heavy items in the drawers going forward, as some are quite lightweight…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. In general the cabinet is structurally strong and heavy, however there is a surface patina that includes surface scars, knocks and wood chipping across the piece. We think this is what gives it its character! The one notable point we’d like to highlight is the top of the cabinet, where there is a small loss of wood. We don’t believe this is detrimental to the overall structure or indeed the look and feel. Lastly, it’s an old piece, therefore it isn’t perfect in every way. We do however feel its a perfectly functional piece, that oozes charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections

Dimensions : Depth : 33cm, Width : 73.5cm, Height : 54cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface scars and scratches, a little dirty and tatty in places, some paint chipping, some worn wood in places, some tatty areas of wood particularly on the top and bottom, a small loss to the wood on the top, not impacting the structure, a broken piece of glass within one drawer, some fragile drawers

Postage : Heavy Item £25 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 33 x 73.5 x 54 cm