1950’s British birdseye maple and mahogany chest of drawers possibly Heals
It’s difficult to show scale of furniture in photos , so when this arrived it was larger than we expected even though we had received measurements as well as a photo ! It’s 132cms high , 63cms wide and 48cms deep . The drawers are slightly bowed in form which along with the use of solid mahogany veneered to the front with what we believe to be birdseye maple are features which would have made this lovely chest really expensive when new . It will have been made in very small numbers by a quality maker and is typical of pieces retailed by Heals of London in the 1950’s . It’s totally unlike any mass market pieces made in vast numbers by makers up and down the country .
The front has been fully cleaned as there were some minor signs of wear and it was a little dirty . The mahogany sides and top were lightly cleaned , but if you look very closely you will see some scratches , but as the wood is dark they’re not seen except on very close inspection .You have to expect some signs of use after around 65-70 years .
The handles are solid brass .
Materials: mahogany / birdseye
Dimensions: 132cms high , 63cms wide and 48cms deep