Vintage Mahogany Painted Tailor’s Chest of Drawers
This quirky, eye-catching mahogany chest of drawers is something of an enigma. It’s undoubtedly a vintage piece – indeed its construction is rather rustic and it dates from the early 20th century, but the Gieves & Hawkes tailor’s shop decoration we believe has been added at a later date. What’s throwing us is just how well done the painted front is! It’s been hand-painted with great professionalism and a skilled hand, laid out beautifully across the drawer fronts. It certainly looks authentic and we know Gieves & Hawkes is a London tailor, but sadly we can’t find another and so we’re reluctant to state categorically one way or the other if this is an original ex-shop piece. We would rather it just be loved for what it is.
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This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. The chest of drawers itself is in fair-good, used condition. It is solidly made and sturdy with no wobbles but its construction is rather rustic and unrefined. The mahogany chest of drawers is a vintage original dating from the Victorian period but we think that the painted decoration has been added in recent years, perhaps as an upcycling project. That said, it’s been done extraordinarily professionally and certainly looks authentic – it without question breathes life into this old vintage piece of furniture. The top has been painted a matt black which is a little scuffed and marked. There is a crack here (see our photo) but it doesn’t affect the functionality of the piece and rather adds to its vintage good looks. Please refer to our photos for an accurate sense of condition.
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W: 91cm / H: 89cm / D: 43cm
If you’re unable to collect this piece yourself, we can arrange delivery with some excellent delivery drivers who cover most of the UK mainland that we have used many times before. They are reliable and insured. Their service does require some flexibility as they work to set routes so will specify the earliest date that they are next in your area. This is usually within 1-3 weeks. Click for full details of the delivery service we can offer.