A scarcely seen Mid Century chest of school drawers designed by James Leonard in the early 1950's for Esavian (ESA) The Educational Supply Association.
– Excellent restored condition
A very versatile piece of storage with twenty equally sized drawers (back when class sizes were smaller!) with striking cutaway handles and iconic splayed legs.
The carcass of this beautiful piece of furniture is constructed from beech, the drawers are constructed from mixed hardwoods.
A stunning example of Mid Century furniture, and one of our absolute favourites.
We have painstakingly restored these drawers back to their beautiful original character. Any structural work has been carried out where required such as loose or new drawer runners, leg joints etc. They have then been sanded back and oiled resulting in a stunning piece with a rich, warm finish.
These drawers are vintage and have had years of use in schools by children so they do come with imperfections. They will have marks, polished in scratches, nics and the odd dink here and there... which add to their character, vintage appeal and gives a unique aged look - something that new furniture cannot replicate! There are marks etc inside the drawers but these could be easily lined with a paper of your choice if desired. Please see the photos for more detail.
Drawers - internal:
This beautiful piece of furniture has been brought into our workshop and lovingly restored by hand. We use our skills and years of experience to ensure that every piece retains all of its quality and much loved character & warmth. When it leaves our workshop it is ready to start a new life, in your home, to be enjoyed by generations to come.