Oak Gomme Chest Drawers Stamped CC41


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+44 (0)7768 266266


United Kingdom

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Vintage Oak 1940s Gomme Chest Drawers Stamped CC41

A rather fetching 5 drawer chest marked with the CC41 stamp on the rear with makers ticket intact and also marked with Gomme of High Wycombe stamp to the top drawer. In a fetching light tone of oak for a change.

Part of the Utility CC41 furniture scheme and a seldom seen piece. Introduced by the British government and headed by Sir Gordon Russell, the scheme was designed to cope with shortages of raw materials and rationing of consumption during World War II.

The aim was to ensure the production of strong, well-designed furniture making the most efficient use of limited timber. The designs were largely in the tradition of the Arts and Crafts movement, were simplistic with lack of ornamentation and entirely contrary to the popular taste of the immediate pre-war period.
This one survives in great order with all drawers running smoothly – the top one having 3 sections for socks and undies etc. It’s been well cared for with light day to day marks, original matching era shaped handles in situ with only a little nibble at the bottom right back corner about 1cm – not unsightly. We have ensured the drawers are clean and the chest is ready to place. We would assume this may have started life as a mirrored chest as we have a faint age line.
Not many of these around in this condition…

Dimensions - Overall: Height 88cm x Width 76.5cm x Depth 46cm

Martina, an interior designer qualified from The Inchbald School of Design London partners up with Wayne an ardent gatherer in offering an attention-grabbing, appealing mix of British furniture and lighting from anywhere between 1750-2000, of all genres. We have an ever-changing flow of interesting stock which works well for home, commercial spaces and interior designers.

Billy Hunt has successfully focused on British furniture and lighting since 2015. Our base is a 3,000sq foot space on a wonderful country estate in Staffordshire which you are more than welcome to visit, just let us know.

When purchasing from us we include delivery within mainland UK in the purchase price and liaise with you to ensure delivery is as swift and as smooth as possible. Please call or email for quotes to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isles and for World-wide shipping.

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If in any doubt and /or wish to chat over a piece then please give us a call 01283 617377 / 07768 266266


  • H: 88cm (34.65in)
  • W: 76cm (29.92in)
  • D: 46cm (18.11in)



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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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