An exceptional antique Victorian flame mahogany collectors/specimen cabinet/drawers from The Hope Department Oxford University. Circa 1860. Superior quality with 32 individual circular numbered bone detailing to drawers. Hand cut dove tailed cock beaded drawers with mahogany liners. Original brass escutcheon inset key holes with original double teeth “patent” locks. Turned double bun handles to drawer fronts. Thick grained Cuban mahogany slab top and sides/divisions with light flame mahogany drawer fronts. Superb quality made to order for The Hope Collection at the bequest of the Reverend Frederick W. Hope. Unique in every aspect, a rare design and sought after size dating from circa 1860. This statement chest/cabinet screams quality and will inject style into any setting. A beautiful piece of period antique furniture to be admired but to be used and appreciated. Practical drawer sizing perfect for manuscripts/maps/larger filing purposes.
Fabulous mellow patina to the overall look of this wonderful chest/drawers. This beautiful piece of English antique furniture will suit a multitude of settings. Study, office, living room, kitchen or commercial setting this piece would not look out of place. Requires informed/experienced transportation for delivery, minimum 4 person assistance. This can be arranged/discussed prior to purchase as delivery will be over and above standard rate.
Height 113cm x Width 272cm x Depth 49cm x Inner Drawer Width 62cm x Depth 42cm.
As a genuine antique / vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.