• Item: Tallboy Chest
• Circa: 1930
• Period: Art Deco
• Provenance: Liverpool, England, UK
• Cabinetmaker: Ray & Miles
• Wood: Burr Walnut
• Rectangular shaped design
• Central reverse-bowed top section
• Moulded edges
• Stunning burr walnut veneers
• Internal shelf
• Original wooden vertical handles
• Original working internal door latches & locks
• 2 Cupboard doors
• 3 dovetailed drawers
• Original backboards
• Original recessed moulded plinth
• Single piece item
• Original polish & patination
• Completely original
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Art Deco burr walnut two-door single-piece tallboy, made by Ray & Miles Cabinet Makers of Liverpool, circa 1930, boasting stunning mirror matched veneers, in excellent original condition. Comprising of an elegant Art Deco double moulded frame, incorporating a rectangular shape with a reverse-bowed centre to the top section, this 2-door tallboy boasts an exterior of stunning mirror matched burr walnut veneers to the front and top, with figured walnut to the sides. The compactum features elegant curved corners and edges. The top section comprises a two-door cupboard; the left-hand door retains its original sliding bolt latches, while the right-hand door retains its original working lock, with a working key. Inside, the tallboy features a removable internal shelf. Further below is a bank of three dovetailed drawers, all of which retain their original vertical walnut handles. The tallboy sits on its original recessed moulded plinth and retains the original backboards.
This is a single piece wardrobe and because of its narrow width, it is ideal for compact rooms, as it consumes very little space.
The item would be at home in any traditional or contemporary setting and consumes very little space. This piece boasts classic Art Deco styling in the overall design of the curved moulded frame, corners, clean lines to the tops, the handles and the plinth.
This wardrobe features a mellow walnut colour. It has a lovely colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
Height = 137.4cm or 54⅛” or 4ft 6⅛”
Width = 84.2cm or 33⅛” or 2ft 9⅛”
Depth = 48.7cm or 19⅛” or 1ft 7⅛”
Ray and Miles were renowned cabinetmakers based in 34-38 London Road, Liverpool, England, who were first established in 1864. They built and retailed top quality furniture and upholstery during the later part of the Victorian and Edwardian period, along with early part of the 20th century. Their main customer base was the industrial powerhouse region of the North West of England but also sold furniture further afield. The company was later purchased by Maples of London in 1959 (which was an indication of how Ray & Miles were highly admired in the furniture industry), which itself fell into receivership in 1997.
This tallboy is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and inside frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The doors retain the original internal door latches and walnut handles, and the right-hand door retains its original working lock, with working key, all of which are in good working condition. The doors close flush to the frame. The drawers feature quality dovetail construction and close flush to the frame. The tallboy retains its original backboards and it stands on its original recessed moulded plinth. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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Ref. Chest of Drawers 67