1940's / 50's. 18" x 12.5" x 8.5. Eight drawers with original bakelite knobs and baize linings. Strong working chromed lock and 2 keys. A strongly-built, utilitarian miniature chest of drawers originally used for storing valuable engineering tools in a workshop but of course suitable for all kinds of domestic uses.
I rescued this one after spotting it at the back of a forgotten outbuilding owned by a family member, still containing a set of old draughtsman's tools - after thorough cleaning inside and out and several layers of beeswax it has an attractive soft sheen and is ready to make itself useful again in a new home. There's plenty of patina from its past life but has survived with no structural damage or rot and has a surprisingly clean, unspoiled surface. All joints and drawers are strong, the runners smooth. The dark brown baize drawer linings are original so not pristine but they are free of any oily or sticky residues or heavy soiling so are safe for valuable items.
The item "Vintage Engineer's Tool Chest / Collector's Cabinet 8 Drawers Clean 2 Keys" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chests of Drawers\20th Century".The seller is "timothy_drake" and is located in Frome. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.