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Second Class – BLE616 Base with antique handle


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The BLE616, with its antique-style side handles matches with many older style Gerstner chests. This base fits neatly underneath any 22″ wide chest, but also makes a handy solo piece, great for locking storage under your office computer.

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Natural Walnut (Brass hardware, Brown felt)

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The BLE616, with antique-style side handles matches with many older style Gerstner chests. This base tucks neatly under any 22″ or smaller chest, where it increases locking storage capacity by 40%. In fact the BLE616 will fit comfortably with room to spare under our current 2007 Classic chest, which is only 20″ wide,

The BLE616 is versatile…sitting under a chest isn’t all it can do. In a busy home office, it adds more locking storage to your desktop without taking up precious elbow room. Thanks to its flat top, it’ll fit under the computer or printer you already have on the desk. In the workshop, you can store bulky worktop tools on top while the delicate precision tools go inside. It’s also a great way to display a prized collection in the sitting room.

You could put the base on a roller unit and a laptop on the base and have a mobile workspace to follow you around the workshop. You could place a computer, printer or set of reference books on top to add storage to your office without taking up more precious space on the desk. Expertly crafted from quality hardwood with a felt lining to protect from moisture, this is everything you’d want from a Gerstner, in a powerfully versatile form.

Second Class Products

A “Factory Retouched” chest, often referred to as a “Second Class or 2nd Class” may have a slight blemish in the finish, a repaired glue joint or contain a piece of hardwood or veneer that has a minor defect – none of which are enough to affect the operation or durability of the chest itself.

All “2nd Class” chests are shipped with a 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee from H. Gerstner & Sons factory in Dayton, Ohio.

All 2nd Class items have been packaged for shipping and we do not track or note what was retouched on each individual chest.



Additional information

Weight 39.00000000 lbs
Dimensions 27 × 22 × 16 in
Country of Origin

Made in the USA at Gerstner & Sons Factory in Dayton, Ohio.

Overall Size

23-1/2"Wide x 11-1/2"Tall x 13-1/2"Deep

Drawer Dimensions

(3) – 6-3/4" x 1-3/8" x 10-5/8"
(1) – 21-1/2" x 1-3/8" x 10-5/8"
(1) – 21-1/2" x 4-1/4" x 10-5/8"


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