This unusual Victorian walnut tall chest is called a lockside. During this period it was common to have locks on every drawer. Look closely and you will see a lock on the right side which is hinged and would catch the edge of all the drawers at once to secure with a single lock. These were generally referred to as a gentleman’s tall chest. The lock looking escutcheon on the left is a dummy and was designed to just provide symmetry in décor. The chest has 6 raised and recessed burled walnut panels. All the dovetailed drawers retain their original cast brass decorative pulls. Notice the narrow panels of burled walnut on either front corner of the drawers as well. The sides also have recessed panels. The finish is in excellent condition having a rich, warm color and desirable patina.