French fruitwood linen chest


19th Century

  • £275.00
  • €312 Euro
  • $305 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2018
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An unusual French fruitwood linen chest with a two-door cupboard at low level, and lift-up top above. The lift-up top section is faced with a false drawer front, and the lower cupboard section is faced with a false double drawer front, to give the external impression of a three-drawer chest. It has unusual, hand-forged metal hinges to the lift-up top section, and there are escutcheons on the false drawer fronts: dummy ones on the top two 'drawers', and a genuine escutcheon and lock on the lower 'drawer', but there isn't a key to this. At some point a great deal of trouble has been taken to 'patch in' a repair below one of the handles, which adds to the feeling of age and character of this piece. The top has various age-related marks, and there are signs of historic worm (long gone, but all our furniture is treated with anti-woodworm as a matter of course). A beautiful, rustic French farmhouse linen chest.


  • H: 88cm (34.65in)
  • W: 116cm (45.67in)
  • D: 63cm (24.80in)


19th Century

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Mole Vintage is run by husband and wife, Kevin and Sara Moore and grew out of our shared enthusiasm for sourcing unusual and characterful vintage items.  We are not especially interested in (or expert about) high-end antiques, or followers of current trends, nor bound by a particular period, but we are drawn to pieces which have a strong presence.  Either because of their inherent quality and design, or because they are something unique or eye-catching. 

Much, but not all, of our furniture, lighting, mirrors and decorative items are sourced in France, where we have developed a great network of local dealers since we started six years ago.

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