Original Vintage 1920s Oak Eight Drawer School Cabinet with Brass Handles

For all that this industrial, 1950s, drawer cabinet comes battered and bruised, it has bags of old school charm and character. Bearing the marks and scars of its former working life across its surfaces, it’s nonetheless a handsome, traditional piece offering lots of storage and a vintage look. Slim and tall in stature, this could be put to good use in any room from hall to bathroom to bedroom to living room to utility even. It’s a work-horse piece, heavily used, but this wonderful antique has stood the test of time and has much left to give. It’s hard not to love an historical, old-fashioned item like this. It deserves a happy retirement!

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SKU: W586


In stock


This is a used, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good but original, rustic condition so please do browse our photos to get a good sense of this piece’s condition. We have cleaned the cabinet inside and out and applied a light natural beeswax polish to the exterior surfaces but otherwise left the original finish alone, leaving its aging and wear. The eight drawers are well made, the brass handles securely attached and they all slide with ease. The interiors of some are stained with ink and marks from their school days, as shown in our pictures. As you can see, the exterior wood including the drawer fronts is heavily marked, scuffed and chipped, especially the top surface, but our view is this forms a huge part of its charm and appeal. To remove and restore would take away something of its character and history… but that’s just our view. You could opt to renovate it yourself. It’s well-made, solid and stable. Sadly there is no maker’s mark but these are British in origin and date from the 1920s. Do browse our photos for a good sense of condition and colour. Any questions, just get in touch. You’d be welcome to come and view the piece too. Again, just get in touch.

H: 107.5cm / W: 52cm / D: 37.5cm – 39.5cm to handles

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 1-5 days later, depending on when they are next in your area. 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.
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