Arts & Crafts Tall Chest

OUR TALL CHEST is not just fine furniture. It is also a compact, flexible and adaptable storage system for bedroom, dining room or kitchen that may include all manner of the many storage organizers we take for granted in today's home.

This is the chest found in just about every home during the Arts & Crafts Period, in many different guises. In the bedroom it was the dresser and in an era that had very small closets, was the primary storage for clothing.

In the dining room it held all of the family's china, linens and silverware. Our silverware drawer lining helps prevent tarnishing, and our flexible dishware organizer helps keep your fine china from chipping.

In the kitchen, before fitted cabinets, it was the configured as a kitchen dresser, and stored all manner of utensils, pots pans, and dinnerware. For more information on Victorian and early Arts & Crafts kitchen design, see:

DIMENSIONS:
• Chest Without Mirror: 44"W X 50-1/2'H X 21"D
• Mirror: 41-1.4"W X 22-3/4"H X 1-7/8"D

HERITAGE PERIOD: Arts & Crafts, 1900-1941.

CONFIGURATIONS: We build the chest standard in four different con­fig­u­ra­tions: Single door (hinged right or left) with six drawers and two adjustable shelves, double door with two large drawers and four adjustable shelves;, nine drawer, and ten drawer. (See configurations photo above).

The doors hide two fully adjustable shelves. These are not your typical flimsy furniture shelves, but full 1" thick shelves. We guarantee them not to sag, and if they do, we'll replace them.

With the optional mirror, the chest becomes a bedroom dresser able to hold all of your folded clothing, jewelry and accessories. In the dining room it serves as a tall buffet that stores all of your china, glassware and silverware as well as tablecloths and napkins. The generous top works well as a handy serving board. As a pantry it complements any Arts & Crafts kitchen and provides scads of storage for food and kitchen essentials.

CUSTOMIZATION: And, as is usual with our completely hand made furniture, you can customize it to fit your exact requirements with any size and combination of drawers and shelves that will fit into the case.

CRAFTSMANSHIP: Crafted with precession joinery typical of fine Arts and Crafts Period furnishings, it also includes the latest drawer tech­nol­o­gy. Our full extension under-mount glides are virtually invisible and make drawer operation smooth, safe and trouble-free. A self-close mechanism softly shuts the drawer for you and makes sure it stays closed. Each pair of slides is rated to hold 100 lbs.

The decorative hardware is authentic hammered bronze or wrought iron for absolute authenticity. Available in five standard wood species and over 60 standard finishes. If none of these suit you, then pick a wood and we'll see if we can get it.

Finished in our seventeen-step hand-applied finish using durable and nearly indestructible polyurethane, this is a piece designed and built to last many lifetimes with minimal care. We also offer custom finishes including hand-polished lacquer.

USES:
• Bedroom tall chest (with or without optional mirror),
• Dining room buffet,
• Kitchen dresser for Victorian and early Arts & Crafts reproduction kitchens,
• Office and file storage.

OPTIONS:
• Mirror (for use as a bedroom dresser)
• Flour bins, sugar bins, pie safes, cutting boards, pop-up mixer shelves, bread and pastry drawers for use as a kitchen dresser in a restored Victorian or Arts & Crafts Kitchen.
• Drawer and shelf organizers of just about any kind for any purpose.* Contact us with your requirements.
• Use your own custom hardware to match the rest of your furnishings.
• Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar drawer lines for clothes storage
• Custom door/drawer configurations to fit any storage need. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
• We can match most finishes. If you need to match and existing finish, we can probably help you.

MATCHING FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES: This chest is part of the Arts & Crafts Collection of bedroom furnishings that includes:

• The Arts & Crafts Spindle Bed
• The Arts & Crafts Bedside Chest.

Both of these are available through this site, or contact us for ensemble pricing.

PROVENANCE & WARRANTY: Every item we make is signed by the craftsman who makes it, and comes with a certificate of provenance and, usually, a copy of the plans and drawings from which it was made. It is warranted in writing against defects in our workmanship for as long as you own it.. Contact us for a copy of our "No-Nonsense, Plain-English, Limited Warranty"

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* We make organizers for spices, silverware, cutlery, glassware, china, jewelry, the junk drawer, shirts, ties, belts and pigeon hole dividers for socks and underwear — to name just a few. Our flexible and adaptable peg drawer divider system can be installed in any drawer. The pegs can be rearranged at any time as your storage needs change.

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