In a recent blog, we discussed chests that had in common a vertical hinged panel that, when locked, prevented access to the drawers and/or doors. This posting is about chests with the same basic notion only smaller.

First up is this desk:

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The center writing section was out being repaired or reproduced, depending.

Looking at one of the drawer towers, you see this:

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A mini tower of three drawers with a gallery atop.

Low and behold, it is also sidelocked:

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Not really a surprise since it is the reason for this blog.

The tower drawers are dovetailed:

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I thought you would want to know.

Another smaller sidelock example is this antique silver chest:

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Quite a handsome example.

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Open it looks a lot like this.

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If it had silver in it, it would look like this.

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By Gladwin Ltd. of Sheffield, UK.

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Closed, the hinged columns keeps the drawers from opening.

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Opening the column allows access to the drawers.

The columns are held in place by brass plates on top of the columns:

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The holes in the brass plates aligns with tapered pins in the lid, Note the screws are clocked.

The chest has a unique hinge:

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There is one quite similar across the lid.

There is a lock as well:

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It’s British, don’t you know

I will continue to look for more examples and bring them to you as I find them.

It’s what I do.