Original Vintage Art Deco 1930s Walnut Compactum / Tallboy

Somewhere between a tallboy and a gentleman’s compactum wardrobe is this very fine, antique piece. Art Deco in design and dating from 1930s, its outer surfaces are finished in the most exquisite golden burr walnut, creating the striking patination across the exterior surfaces. It gives you a great deal of storage with a double door upper cupboard and three generous, graduated drawers below. Tall and rather grand but not too deep at just over 45cm in depth, it won’t protrude into the room. It’s as handsome as they come. We love the intricate detail of the brass handles and the jet black, ebonised base. Originally intended for a bedroom or dressing room, this wouldn’t look out of place in a hall, living room or family space.

We can arrange fast UK delivery!

SKU: W692


In stock


This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have thoroughly cleaned and polished this piece, applying a natural beeswax polish to the exterior wood surfaces but otherwise the lacquered, high sheen finish is original. The upper cupboard doors are securely attached on their original hinges, have their secure, original handles and working closures. It has a clean, tidy interior and a large full width shelf which although not adjustable, can be removed. The three drawers are very well made with dovetail joints, have solid wood cases and slide with ease. Their original handles are securely attached and all have clean, tidy interiors. The exterior surfaces do carry knocks, chips and signs of aging as you would expect with a piece of this significant age. There is a small 1.5 inch crack to the walnut veneer on one side which we’ve shown and the veneer has lifted a little. It’s unlikely to deteriorate further, it’s simply dried out exposing the joins here. Do refer to our photos for a good sense of its order. Overall, we feel the wear is part of its unique character and history. It’s purely superficial and doesn’t affect the function of the piece. It’s very well-crafted, solid and stable. If you have any question or would like to view this piece, please do get in touch.

H: 120cm – 124cm to Back Trim / W: 83.5cm / D: 46.5cm

We offer free local delivery within a 15 mile radius of CB9 7XU – please get in touch prior to purchase to discuss. Alternatively, we can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured, and we have worked with them for a number of years. We have a weekly collection and onward delivery usually follows 1-3 days later. Please be aware the delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to predetermined routes with other delivery obligations, but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings.
Please refer to our Delivery Information for more details.