An exceptional early antique satin birch wood Heals and Son linen press/chest of drawers with shelving/cupboard. This statement piece of furniture screams quality, stunning craftsmanship with matching satin birch front panels, brass escutcheons/locks with original keys. Lovely detailed turned handles. Hand cut dovetailed mahogany lined drawers with easy brush inlaid borders, confirming even the inner workings of this piece are over and above the norm. Deep mellow patina and depth of grain to chest front doors, sides and drawer fronts again confirming high quality. Heals & Son stamp to top right drawer. Circa 1860 this piece of English cabinet making/furniture is simply beautiful. We love this piece and haven’t seen another version of this oversize model in 40 years of dealing in furniture. Looking at the back catalogues/history of Heals this will have been a showroom window dressing display as were only produced to order unlike the smaller models that were available in store.
188cm full height x 122 full width x 53cm full depth x drawers base height 120cm x upper shelf part 69cm.
For easy access the piece comes in two parts for easy delivery, positioning.
As a genuine antique there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some knocks and dings to be expected, nothing that detracts from the use of look of the piece. 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.