Early 1960’s French walnut low chest of drawers by A Younger
In lovely clean vintage condition it’s a nice size at 107cms wide , 84cms high and 45.5cms deep ( plus handles ) . In one of the photos it’s shown with it’s matching taller chest which we are listing separately . They came together , but this low chest is slightly more faded in colour than the taller one .
As with all pieces made by the up-market maker A Younger at the time it was designed by their very accomplished designer John Herbert . The earliest catalogue we have is from 1964 and by then it had been replaced by a model called The Russell with wood handles so it pre-dates then . As with many A Younger pieces the label is only to be found by taking the top drawer completely out and looking at the back .
A Younger were always more expensive than larger mid-market companies such as G Plan and their chests are always that bit larger as they were designed for more affluent owners !
We’ve priced this chest at £475 and the taller one at £575 or both for £950 .
All European walnuts are the same species , but A Younger described pieces as being French walnut and we believe this relates to the cut and use of the veneers . In the 1930’s and 50’s a lot of highly figured walnut veneers were used by British makers , but this did not suit the simpler lines of contemporary designs like this , but this “French walnut ” certainly did .