Although we are unsure of the exact age of these pieces, we understand from the previous owner that they could date to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1960s. We also understand that these were reclaimed from a school in The Netherlands. These are cabinets that today could serve many of functions, that being in a retail environment or even for personal storage in ones home
The cabinets are structurally very good, being ‘weighty’ and sturdy, yet elegant in their nature. Made in what we think is pine, both cabinets are beautifully made and complemented with a Red and Green top. These are beautiful looking pieces, added with the surface patina and tatty nature in areas. The individual storage drawers all fit in their original slots and are generally smooth moving in and out, and do look nice and clean inside!
Although both cabinets show a locking mechanism and a key (which are both present), one of the cabinets lock doesn’t work effectively, therefore a clasp has been added near the locking mechanism, to ensure the door can be closed properly. A simply DIY fix would sort the lock too. There are surface scars and abrasions consummate with age, yet we feel this gives the pieces charm and authenticity…
We are offering these pieces in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. In general the cabinets are structurally strong and heavy, however there is a surface patina that includes surface scars, knocks and wood chipping across the pieces. We think this is what gives them their character! Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections
These cabinets would be great for storage and display. It’s also great to have a matching pair too!
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, one key and locking mechanism needs some attention
Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address
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