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Antique Oak French Filing Cabinet / Chest of Drawers / Cartonnier / 19th Century

Antique Oak French Filing Cabinet / Chest of Drawers / Cartonnier / 19th Century

Regular price £649.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £649.00 GBP
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Antique Oak French Filing Cabinet / Chest of Drawers / Cartonnier / 19th Century

An amazing late 19th century French filing cabinet cartonnier. 

The frame is constructed from oak with a wellington style locking side panel. 
The front and top is manufactured from solid oak with veneer oak sides. 
A carved lion mask style figure is situated centre at the top with carved flowing motif swirls either side. 

A bank of 8 charming deed style boxes that have been beautiful decorated in green and gold.
They are manufactured from cardboard and give the most wonderful look. 
All are original to the cabinet and useable - Many of these style cabinets have ones that have fake or dummies. 
Every drawer also has the original brass handle. 

Circa 1890

Comes complete with key, working lock and matching silk key tassel. 

A great item for anyone wanting that antique look to their office - Nice size to not overpower a smaller space. 

Width 52cm 
Depth 29.5cm 
Height 153.5cm 

Drawer / box size 
38cm X 22.5cm 
Height 14cm 

Condition - In good useable condition. 
Considering the age, the drawers are actually still very useable and strong. 
Minor scuffs and knocks. 
Signs of historic worm mainly to the back panel and lower area to side panels - This has been fully treated as a precaution - Hole have been filled so not easily spotted.
Very solid with no wobbles. 

Item No, 5166

Delivery - Due to size and / or weight of this item it is available for collection from Cambridgeshire. Alternatively please contact us for a delivery quote. 

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Condition Guide 

The condition is always described taking into account the age of the item. 

Mint - No damage, like new. 

Excellent - No damage. Possibly some very light fading or light crazing. 

Very good - No damage. Some fading,  heavy crazing, foxing, etc. 

Good - There may be some damage. However this will be either very small, difficult to see,  hidden from sight or repaired.

Poor - Damaged. There will be something wrong with the item which may significantly effect the item use. 

Very poor - Item is more or less unusable. Scrap. 



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Delivery costs are always calculated on the weight and size of the item when packaged. The cost of postage also includes packaging for the item such as bubblewrap and double boxing when required. 

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