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'JAPANESE CHINOISERIE' DRAWERS - UNIQUE

  • Closed: Mon 17 Sep 2012, 12:02 pm
Listing #: 512501177
I coveted these drawers for years and finally got the opportunity to buy them from friends before they returned to England

I fell in love with everything about them: the fact they were padded and upholstered in a stunning Asuka Osborne & Little 100% linen designer fabric, how they are actually made of solid wood and are sturdy. and that even the backs are covered - see photos. I believe this Asuka was a limited edition run 'to the trade only" print. It has spectacular Oriental flowers in wonderful hues. The traditional Japanese kanji are beautifully balanced with metallic gold highlights

The stand out design of this fabric will never go unnoticed. I have had many many compliments about them.
The background is a milky ivory and has a loose linen weave. This 100% linen is of a medium weight decorating fabric. On the back of one of the drawers on the selvedge edge, you can see their marks:-"'Asuka' - By Osborne & Little - 2003 - Printed in England". In perfect, new condition and comes from a smoke free environment. A really beautiful designer fabric! I believe that the fabric was over $300m

Each set of drawers have 5 crystal knobs, and plate glass on top to protect the fabric. The inner drawer have clean cream liners. The drawers have been made out of solid wood, and were about 20 years old before being upholstered in this fine English linen from a very reputable designer house

Am looking at moving, so my extensive collection of antique china, glass, paintings and furniture have to be reduced. I hope someone will fall in love with these drawers, and simply have to have them. They have been seldom used for storage - just admired by all as objects of beauty in a bedroom situation, out of the sun
size 90cm t x 60 w x 49 d

AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO UPDATE YOUR ROOM

THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE SET OF DRAWERS ONLY - THE WINNER OF THE AUCTION CAN NEGOTIATE TO BUY THE SECOND SET IF THEY WANT THEM TOO

I HAVE INCLUDED PHOTOS OF BOTH SETS TOGETHER SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT A STATEMENT A PAIR MAKES

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Warkworth, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit

About the seller

saffron (741 741 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2013
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  • Member since Jul 2001

Closes: Mon 17 Sep, 12:02 pm. 2012