With our highest compliments and utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is proud to offer for sale this exceptional 19th century antique Victorian Tiger Oak map file. This is without a doubt one of the best & earliest flat files we’ve had the pleasure of offering in years, and we are thrilled to present this to our clients around the world. The cabinet is extremely well made and has paneled sides and 10 drawers. The drawers have useable dimensions of 36 1/2” wide x 19 1/4” deep with varying heights. The top two drawers have 2” of useable height, drawers 3 & 4 have 2 1/2” of useable height, drawer 5 has 2 3/4”, drawer 6 has 3”, drawers 7 & 8 have 3 1/2”, and drawers 9 & 10 have 4” of useable height.
The drawers retain all of their original hardware with the exception of one backplate on the bottom drawer. The cabinet has an attractive grain layout and is finished in a beautiful amber Oak color. The finish appears to be original, and the cabinet is in very good condition with our only notes being a slight discoloration towards the bottom apron and minor surface wear. The shaped apron is a nice embellishment and is something you never find on the later 20th century examples. The previous owners used this in their print shop and before it was owned by them it belonged to their parents who were from the Hartford area. This was likely made for one of the local libraries or one of the numerous insurance companies that called Hartford home. We skimmed through a few furniture catalogs from the period but weren’t able to find this cabinet in any of our publications. We’ve never handled or even seen a cabinet quite like this throughout our careers and are sure it will be a while before we find another, even with our incredible volume. The overall dimensions of the cabinet are 43” wide x 23 1/8” deep x 50 1/4” tall.