Unique LARGE 31" Vintage Gerstner Machinist Tool Chest Box w/ KEY & Custom? Base

Please Note: This is a 3-Day Auction. Additionally, due to the epidemic of non-paying bidders, any bidder with 0 to 5 feedback must contact me prior to bidding for authorization.
Up for auction is this nice , unique, old H. Gerstner & Sons tool chest which I recently purchased for your consideration. Chest alone measures 31" wide X 13 3/4" tall X 8 1/2" deep. I ncludes the pine base I found with it , which has no markings but was obviously made for th is chest, as it's a perfect fit...and is we ll made . Possibly a custom job? Regardless, it's been with the chest for a very long time, as the wear marks indicate...and is really beautiful in person , plus it adds a n extra drawer. If y ou aren't interested, I'll ship you/deliver just the chest. The chest is in complete , original, unrestored condition...and possesses no moldy or smoky odors.
The original latch & key work fine. Front panel lock operates properly. The chest is solid and secure, with no evident repairs or structural damage. Front pane l stows away properly, and sh ows no damage from attempts at prying it open . Quarter-saw n oak drawer fronts are in nice shape. Drawers are all solid, and slide in/out properly with no sticking due to warping. Original felt is intact on all draw ers...just wor n a bit from use. Felt on interior of lid shows some moth
... read more