Antique Oak Mule Chest
A good example of a 19th Century oak mule chest with panelled front and sides. The hinged lid opens to the large storage chest and below this are two drawers with brass plate handles. It stands on simple block feet and has an attractive carved frieze with central shell motif. The wood has a wonderful patina and has mellowed to a lovely rich colour.
It is in good condition throughout and is strong and sturdy. The panelled back is clean and the hinges are strong. The interior is generally clean and tidy. There has been a small area of old woodworm by one of the hinges which has resulted in a small corner of the lid being replaced at some time. There have been some repairs to a few old splits in the panels of the lid where it has shrunk slightly over time. There are general signs of age and use and some wear around the bottom of the legs but overall it displays very well. It has been cleaned and gently polished and is ready for use.
Width : 55" / 140cm
Height : 33 1/2" / 85cm
Depth : 23" / 58cm
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Free local delivery within 10 miles of Ashburton, Devon. Regular deliveries to London for £60. Nationwide delivery available, please get in touch for an accurate quote.