CUSTOMER GALLERY - B&B RARE WOODS
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Ken Craggs
Gallery Manager

North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA
http://www.nbss.org
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It’s called an “itinerant barber’s chest” as it is based off of an early Chinese version of the same.  Typically, these itinerant tradesmen (barbers, shoe shine guys, etc) would walk from town to town selling their services.  Clients would sit on the bench and the drawers held all the tools of the trade.  This one is much more elaborate and far too heavy to throw over one’s shoulder.  Approx. 29" x 15.5" x 18"

Curly Cherry for the main body, Redwood burl, & Wenge accents.  Leather drawer bottoms, and you’ll see in the open photo a long brass rod.  This slides down from the top to secure all the drawers, then simply close the top, lock it, and with one key everything is locked. 

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