OK, so they are rolling carts with drawers. The French name just sounds so very sexy, conjuring up images of Ancient Egypt and Monte Carlo! Very suitable for wargamers!
After the third time this year spending a few evenings searching for those figures I knew I had, not to mention layers of postal boxes crowding the distant nether regions of my wargames table, I decided that it was time to impose some sanity and system upon tings. These thoughts coincided with the New Year sales at Michaels Craft stores (a large chain here in the US). As part of their annual (more like seasonal!) storage sales, they had many kinds of storage solutions on sale (60% off regular price... which you should never pay for almost anything at Michaels unless you need it TODAY and can't wait; just sign up for their sales announcements on your cell!).
Anyway, I ordered one of the 5 drawer carts above, and two of the 10 drawer carts (below), plus a 16 drawer Really useful Box organizer (my third such and probably last), and the carts, er, ahem, chariots, arrived a few days later.
At under $30 each with the 60% off sale discount, it was no surprise that these are quite light weight. Indeed, the box on the 10 drawer cart advises that each drawer not hold more than 4 1/2 pounds. Definitely not the thing for stashing your North Korean Uranium stockpile. I can attest that heavier loads will make the drawers stick a bit, and I suppose over time they could bend the lightweight metal tracks that the drawers slide within.
They assembled very easily and quickly; it took me about 30 minutes to put together each one. They are lightweight, and thus were easily moved down to the basement. The only down side is that they are too tall to fit under the wargames table, which would have been perfect. Almost al;l of my unpainted Napoleonic lead is now in the drawers of one cart (the exception being those 200+ Old Glory Austrian infantry, which are in a box on top of the cart). Austrians in the Yellow drawers, French in the Blue drawers, Russians in the Green drawer, British in the Red, Poles in Pink, Prussians in Purple and so on. Most other eras are in the second cart - Romans in the red drawer, Afrika project in the Orange drawer, space ships in the purple drawer, etc
The 5 drawer cart is being used for terrain items needing painting, etc. The remaining items in the lead pile are a few assorted Perry HYW figures, Old Glory HYW cavalry, and some Italian Wars figures; they will find a home in the Really useful Box drawer unit due to arrive this week. Now I just need to clear off the rest of the junk from the far end of my table, and replace the two burned out shop light units above it!