I have a vintage plan/architects chest that I would imagine dates back to the 60s. It is a large 10 drawer model and is ideal for storing all manner of things, including artists drawings, paintings and everyday stuff. As you can see it is professionally painted in mid and light grey.
The whole chest is made of wood and is well crafted with dovetail joints throughout. I have a similar one at home and it is mega useful and stylish. The front has recessed handles with recessed squares for labels, although there are no labels on this one. The handles and label areas a beautifully rounded as is the way with the these lovely, practical mid century pieces.The top has a metal cover which is very well fitted and painted the same as the outer frame. It measures 96cm high x 121cm wide x 89cm deep and comes apart in to two sections for easier transportation, so if you wanted you could probably add a top to the bottom half and have two smaller chests which you could have as coffee tables or many other uses.
The slight downsides are that a number of draws stick but I believe this was stored in a garage and when it dries out a little will be better, if not a bit of wax and/or sanding to do the draws should do the job. There has also been some woodworm on the sides and inside a few of the draws. I have treated these with woodworm killer to be doubly sure there are none still in there.
The good news is that the top and front show no signs at all of the little critters only the sides and then when you open some draws. Nothing too major though, although one draw needs a small piece of wood on the draw base replacing which is easily done. This is a fantastic, high quality large and versatile mid century piece which is wonderfully practical as well as beautiful and I have priced to reflect the woodworm. I can arrange a courier who is very reasonable - just let me know where you are and I will get a price for you.
Any questions then do ask. The item "Vintage plan architects chest mid century large 10 drawer painted wooden artists" is in sale since Tuesday, February 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chests of Drawers\20th Century". The seller is "ropington" and is located in Falmouth. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.