Antique Danish house maidens chest of drawers in solid oak dating ca 1850
Unique antique solid oak chest of drawers where all the drawers lock and fitted with brass handles.
This stylish oak chest of drawers was made as a present to a young girl for her to pack her clothes and belongings into before she traveled to take up her position as the maid in a household in the city or on a farm in the countryside.
The wealth of the gilrs parents can be seen by the use of solid oak for construction and brass handles as these were expensive compared to the cheaper pine option.
The drawers can all be locked as this was so the chest of drawers could be sent in advance of the girl to the location where she would be working.
That is why the address tags are found on the back and in this chest of drawers it can be seen clearly where the girl would be working.
The address is Fam. Jens Nielsen, Bjerregard (bjerre farm) Aarslev. Årslev is a town in central Denmark on the island of Funen. and it was sent via Odense as express goods.
Condition: Superb with stunning patina and fully restored with all the drawers running smoothly. The oak has oiled finish which leaves it smooth and very soft to touch.
Width 36 inch / 92cm
Depth 20½ inch / 52cm
Height 34½ inch / 88cm