The Studley Tool Chest is the most famous example of 19th-Century tool storage currently known. But it's obviously not the only tool-holding masterpiece ever built; it's just dumb luck that the man who inherited it happened to loan it to the Smithsonian in the 1980s, enabling the world to learn
Studley Tool Chest. Henry O. Studley (1838-1925) was an organ and piano maker, carpenter, and mason. He is best known for creating the so-called Studley Tool Chest, a wall hanging tool chest which cunningly holds some 300 tools in a space that takes up about 40 inches by 20 inches of wall space when closed.