British Painted Workshop Chest Cabinet


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Early 20th Century

  • £490.00 Delivery included
  • €561 Euro
  • $627 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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British Painted Workshop Chest Cabinet


Striking Early 20th Century British Painted Workshop Chest Cabinet

A belting find this deep 5 drawer chest from a Staffordshire workshop! It’s presented in that slightly knackered, original used condition with bags of wear marks from a life in a workshop setting. This one possesses masses of character and grit.

It’s of a good size – five deep drawers making it fairly tall and deeper than most. This one has enjoyed a deep cream paint job, be it a long while ago and now the oak is peeking through from years of being worked on. The drawers are sitting on a deep plinth which is again nicely worn from plenty of boot kicking. As mentioned, it’s had a tough life so expect plenty of wear marks, tarnishing and the odd historic repair. The great looking unpolished brass handles are in place minus one which has been given a historic replacement some time ago by the looks of the screws. We have had to fit a new back and also replace one of the drawer base linings. All of the drawers are aged inside with marks, running fine and one has sections inside for nuts, bolts and small hand tools – or whatever you now decide to put in it. The frame is firm with no wobbles and we reckon it’s good for any few years yet.

We have carefully cleaned the inside and out and applied a coating of Renaissance Wax to hold its condition in place.

So pleasing to fine a genuine piece of workshop “furniture” which has survived the test of time.

Dimensions – Overall: Height 100cm x Width 91.5cm x Depth 68cm

We include UK mainland delivery in the purchase price making life easier for clients. We utilise the services of two careful independent couriers. All items are carefully packed in house and transported blanket wrapped, secured and insured. Deliveries take in the region of 4-14 days depending on your location and you will be given a 2 hour delivery slot 24 hours before delivery takes place. If you are in a rush for a piece please let us know we may be able to express your order for an additional cost. Please email for International, Scotland and Ireland shipping quotes.

We enjoy specialising in British furniture and all its trimmings. Purchasing any item online can sometimes be a bit of concern, rest assured we are a successful partnership of a successful interior designer and a chap with a knack of finding some interesting pieces… We have many happy clients whether it be for commercial, restaurant or home use and are fortunate to work from a great looking rural property once used to home the Dray horses from Bass Brewery. A true mix of rural charm and gritty industrial which is customer friendly if you care to see the pieces in the flesh.

Our website typically has more images and more information about us.

If in any doubt and /or wish to chat over a piece then please give us a call 01283 617377


  • H: 100cm (39.37in)
  • W: 91cm (35.83in)
  • D: 68cm (26.77in)


Early 20th Century

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8 Callingwood Hall Farm
Callingwood Lane
Nr Tatenhill
DE13 9SH
United Kingdom


Billy Hunt is an independent partnership based in a wonderful Victorian Farming Buiding once used to stable Dray Horses for Bass Brewery and with the assistance of technology, enjoys serving customers nationally and internationally. The collaboration of successful Interior Designer Martina Reitbauer and Ardent Gatherer Wayne Lawless brings to you an exciting and ever evolving selection of items for your home which do not have the constraints of a particular era, no onus on any particular style or a brand agenda to respect.

We choose to source across the UK believing that the British Isles offers a splendid mix of fine quality, true eccentricity, creative design and exceptional craftsmanship which very few can equal.

We take pleasure in gathering pieces from country houses, time-worn factories and auctions travelling extensively to seek out the appealing. You will notice when viewing our collection, we are not afraid to evolve furniture, recognise the need to modernise but are also content to leave “as found” aiming to create a piece or pieces that are beautiful, distinctive and a delight to live with.

Our wish is to show you some wonderful items that you would love to own and offer a service which is personal, professional, considerate and a pleasurable experience. You are able to view our stock in person by appointment, just contact us to arrange a convenient time here.

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