(Photos: Rau Antiques)
19th Century pianomaker Henry O. Studley is now famous for the portable tool chest that he built for himself. It's a marvel of design and precision craftsmanship.
Sadly, we don't know who made this cabinetmaking tool chest, which is equally magnificent. It dates back to the United States in the early 20th Century. It has multiple layers that fan out to tigthly contain 210 antique tools, including a vast array of planes, chisels, bevels, gauges, saws, punches, and even a tiny vise.
Then it folds up neatly again into a beautiful cabinet.
This masterpiece is up for auction by Rau Antiques. You can see more photos of it at Core 77.