• Item: Chest of Drawers
• Period: Charles II – William & Mary
• Wood: Oak & Fruitwood
• Circa: 1680 – 1700
• Provenance: England
• Geometric design
• Two-part chest
• Moulded frame & panels
• Old replacement pear-drop handles
• Old replacement brass key escutcheons
• Working locks (with key)
• Fruitwood drawer fronts
• 4x hand dovetailed oak lined drawers
• Twin inset panel sides
• Peg construction
• Old replacement front bun feet
• Original length rear stiles
• Lovely proportions
• Stunning original polish & patination
• Good condition
• Separates into two sections for ease of access
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English late 17th Century William & Mary solid oak & fruitwood geometric moulded chest of drawers, circa 1680 – 1700, constructed in two parts, with stunning colour, in excellent overall condition. The chest boasts a three-plank primitive moulded top, above five drawers in a two-over-three configurations. Each drawer level is constructed to appear as two separate drawers but are in fact a single full-width drawer, separated by a key escutcheon and working lock and key.
The drawer fronts are decorated with mitred geometric moulded panels and fruitwood centres, flanked by a simple oak frame; all of which is typical of this period. Each drawer features a different design. The drawers incorporate old replacement brass drop ring handles, shaped foliate brass back plates and coat of arms key escutcheons. The drawers are oak lined. The chest features solid inset panel sides, along with the original backboards and floor. The chest terminates on an elegant moulded frieze and is raised on old replacement bun feet to the front, with original length styles to the rear. The frame of the chest has been built using the traditional peg construction method. The chest breaks down into two sections, allowing for easier access, especially upstairs.
The chest features a dark rich brown oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning they have received.
This William & Mary geometric chest of drawers would look superb in a variety of rooms, from the hallway to the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
External Height = 104.2cm or 41” or 3ft 5”
Top Section Height = 46.7cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
Top Section Width = 111.9cm or 43⅝” or 3ft 7⅝”
Top Section Depth = 64.4cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
Bottom Section Height = 59.4cm or 23⅜” or 1ft 11⅜”
Bottom Section Width = 112.8cm or 44⅜” or 3ft 8⅜”
Bottom Section Depth = 63.3cm or 24⅞” or 2ft 0⅞”
This is a fine quality antique English late 17th Century William & Mary solid oak & fruitwood geometric moulded chest of drawers, circa 1680 – 1700, constructed in two parts, with stunning colour, in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and top but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass pear-drop handles, foliate backplates and coat of arms key escutcheons are old replacements. The drawers retain the original oak drawer linings. There are working locks to all four drawers (with a key). The chest stands on later replacement bun feet at the front, with the original length stiles to the rear. Chests of drawers of this age usually have replacement feet due to the period of time they have stood on damp floors. The sides, backboards and floor on the chest are original. Two additional horizontal oak boards have been added onto the back of the chest to help support the frame. Overall, this item is solid in joint and is ready to use.
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