• Item: Georgian Chest on Chest
• Circa: 1770
• Period: Georgian
• Chippendale influenced design
• Provenance: Annesley Hall, England, UK
• From the family of Colonel John Neville Chaworth-Musters
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Width: 3ft 7”
• Cavetto cornice
• Dentil cornice
• Blind fretwork frieze
• Fluted canted corners
• 8 graduated drawers in total
• Brushing slide
• Oak lined drawers
• Original brass swan neck handles & escutcheons
• Original working drawer locks (with working key)
• Hand dovetailed drawers
• Original bracket feet
• Stunning original colour & patination
• Good condition
• Dismantles into 2 sections
• Ideal for clothes storage
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This is a fine quality antique English Georgian chest on chest, from the Chippendale period, constructed of solid mahogany, boasting a stunning colour, circa 1770, in good original condition. The design of this chest is influenced by the Chippendale period, which was popular between the years of 1750 – 1790. This Georgian chest on chest came from the family home at Annesley Hall of Colonel John Neville Chaworth-Musters, who was a famous decorated military hero with a rich family history. The Georgian chest on chest boasts classic Chippendale detailing from the cavetto dentil cornice, blind fretwork frieze and fluted canted corners. The chest boasts a protruding cavetto dentil cornice, with a decorative blind fretwork frieze, above a graduated eight-drawer configuration. The Georgian chest on chest consists of two halves with an elegant moulding and a brushing slide separating the midpoint. The top section is smaller than the bottom section, which consists of two graduated drawers below three small drawers. The top section is decorated with fluted canted corners. A stunning mellow mahogany colour adorn the front of the chest and the drawers are finished with mahogany cock beading, which exhibits a touch of sophistication to this piece. The drawers are constructed with hand dovetail joints and are lined in oak. The drawers boast the original brass swan neck handles and backplates. The lower section comprises of three graduated drawers, with a simple moulded apron to the underside terminating on its original bracket feet. The Georgian chest on chest retains its original backboards. The Georgian chest on chest is a two-piece chest; it dismantles into two two sections for easy transport and access into the house. This is an ideal item for the bedroom or landing as it provides significant storage space for clothes.
The Georgian chest on chest boasts a stunning mellow brown mahogany 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 it has received.
This Georgian chest on chest would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom and is very useful as there are so many storage drawers. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This Georgian chest on chest came from the family home at Annesley Hall of Colonel John Neville Chaworth-Musters, who was a famous decorated military hero with a rich family history. John Neville Chaworth-Musters was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, Victory and the British War Medals for his service in the Great War. He was also mentioned in Sir E. E. H. Allenby’s dispatches for services in Egypt. He was also awarded the Territorial Decoration on 16 August 1929.
Source: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/manuscriptsandspecialcollections/collectionsindepth/family/chaworth-mustersofannesley/biographies/biographyofjohnnevillechaworth-musters(1890-1970).aspx and https://ww1lives.com/major-john-neville-chaworth-musters-dso-obe-jp-dl-survived-the-war/
External Height = 192cm / 75½” / 6ft 3½”
External Width (Cornice) = 109.2cm / 43” / 3ft 7”
External Depth (Cornice) = 52.6cm / 20¾” / 1ft 8¾”
Top Section Height = 97.2cm / 38¼” / 3ft 2¼”
Top Section Width = 110.6cm / 43½” / 3ft 7½”
Top Section Depth = 52.6cm / 20¾” / 1ft 8¾”
Base Height = 96.8cm / 38” / 3ft 2”
Base Width = 109.2cm / 43” / 3ft 7”
Base Depth = 52.3cm / 20½” / 1ft 8½”
This is a fine quality antique English Georgian chest on chest, from the Chippendale period, constructed of solid mahogany, boasting a stunning colour, circa 1770, in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, frame, sides and drawer bottoms, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The drawers are constructed with hand dovetail joints and are lined in oak. The drawers boast the original brass swan neck handles and backplates. The drawers close flush to the frame and retain their original working locks (with key). The chest also stands on its original bracket feet and incorporates the original backboards. This Georgian chest on chest boasts its original polish, which ensures a fantastic mellow colour and patination to the mahogany. The Georgian chest on chest is well constructed, solid in joint, does not wobble and is ready to be used.
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