Vintage 1960s Meredew Large Chest of Drawers
We love furniture that straddles classic midcentury and more traditional, conservative design – and this large drawer chest is a fine example of that. Made by British furniture manufacturer, Meredew, in the 1960s, it’s a very well made storage piece with eight generous drawers and ‘of its time’ brass hanging handles which give it considerable old-fashioned charm. Standing on brass-capped, tapered legs, it would be as functional in the bedroom as it would used as a sideboard in a lounge or open living space.
This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have cleaned the piece inside and out, and applied a natural beeswax polish to the external surfaces. All eight drawers slide with ease and have clean, tidy interiors. They are very well made with dovetail joins. Each has a hanging brass loop handle which are a little tarnished but this rather adds to the piece’s vintage charm in our view. There are scuffs and marks on the external wood, primarily on the top surface, with various slight scratches to the original finish – please refer to our photos to get a good sense of this. There is a small piece of veneer missing on the bottom corner of one of the drawer fronts and also a small dent to the lower frame – these are shown in our photos. The original brass capped feet are in place and the maker’s plate can be seen in one of the drawers. It’s stable and solid, well-made and with no signs of repair, and dates from the 1960s.
H: 71cm / W: 130.5cm / D: 46cm