Grand walnut Renaissance Revival walnut Victorian gentleman’s lockside chest. It has a large open carved crest with carved finials and returns on both sides. There are three small curved drawers on top over six bottom ones. Each drawer has fabulous original brass pulls that feature a sail boat and lighthouse. The fronts have lovely bookmatched burled panels. Full carved and burled columns adorn the sides of the chest. If you look half way down on the right hand column you will notice a hidden key cover camouflaged as part of the column (see photo). This swings open to reveal the lock. This allowed the gentleman to lock his drawers when out of the house so the maid could not go through them! We even have the original brass functioning key. This magnificent over sized chest is one of the best we have offered for sale!
Dimensions: 81″H x 42.5″W x 24″D (at base)
Finish: Very good original finish and patina