This exquisite burl walnut file cabinet was recently hand-crafted in England by a team of master craftsmen. Like many fine English furniture pieces, this cabinet is as useful as it is beautiful, with four drawers in a lateral layout and a dazzling selection of walnut that would look marvelous in any setting.
Modern functionality with antique style
Arranged in a traditional four drawer lateral file cabinet design, this piece offers plenty of storage space. Each drawer has been fitted with solid wood file hangers that accommodate standard letter-sized files as well as legal-sized documents. While many antique file cabinets slide with wood-on-wood contact, these drawers have been fitted with metal rails to make it easier to move them in and out while bearing the tremendous weight that can accrue as the years pass and the files build up. Lastly all four drawers lock with antique style skeleton keys.
Rich burl walnut
The wood used in this file cabinet is a stunning selection of burl walnut accented by walnut cross banding on the top and drawer fronts. This special type of walnut is distinguished by its swirly, complex grain and swirling complexion. The sides are made with standard walnut, which is also quite lovely. Once the wooden structure of this walnut file cabinet was assembled, a team of craftsmen treated it to an elaborate finishing process that ended in a fine coat of hand-rubbed wax. This helps enrich and protect the finish, while also enabling it to be repaired in case of superficial wear over the years; simply re-apply paste wax and the finish will shine with a deep, rich luster as it does today.
An heirloom quality four drawer lateral file cabinet
This walnut file cabinet is not simply a beautiful and functional office piece: it is also extremely high quality. Even the solid brass swan neck pulls, escutcheons, and locks are all English-forged using the same materials and techniques that have graced fine antique furniture for centuries. The structure itself is also very strong and heavy, so that operating the drawers even when they are laden with a large amount of files will not disturb the firm and steady placement of this marvelous piece. Walnut file cabinets like this one are not simply tasteful additions to your furniture collection, they are truly heirloom quality pieces that will last for generations to come–a sound investment!
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