• Circa: 1780
• Period: George III
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• 8 working drawers in Chest
• 2 over 3 design to top section
• Protruding dentil cornice
• Reeded moulded frieze
• Satinwood & ebony inlaid chamfered corners
• Hand dovetailed pine lined drawers
• Original brass handles & escutcheons
• Original working locks (with key)
• Original ogee bracket feet
• Stunning colour & patination
• Completely original
• Original condition
• Dismantles into 2 sections
• Ideal for clothes storage
• Small proportions
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality English George III figured mahogany chest on chest, of small proportions, circa 1780, in good original condition. There is a stunning grain configuration and colour to the figured mahogany on the drawer fronts and sides of the chest. Constructed during the mid part of the George III period, it features a protruding moulded cornice above a two-over-three drawer design. The chest consists of two halves. The drawers feature the original brass swan neck handles and brass escutcheons, with the original working lever locks and keys. Furthermore, the drawers are pine lined and hand dovetailed, finished with quality cock beading. The top section of the chest boasts elegant chamfered corners, decorated with fine satinwood string inlay, interspersed with ebony sections. The top section terminates at the base of the intersection between the two chests, where a further horizontal reeded moulding separates the two chests. The top chest is smaller than the base chest, which consists of three drawers. Therefore, there are lovely proportions to the waistline of this piece, rather than the top and base being the same width. The whole piece is also designed with smaller proportions, so it is likely to fit in more rooms. The sides of the chests are also constructed from mahogany. The chest also features its original pine backboards and whole of the chest stands on its original ogee bracket feet. The top and bottom are completely original. This is an ideal item for the bedroom or landing for storing clothes.
The chest boasts a rich warm red and 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 item would look superb in a variety of rooms from bedroom to the landing; it is very useful as there are so many drawers for storage. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The chest is in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and inside of drawers but nothing significant considering the age of the item. All eight drawers feature the original brass swan neck handles, escutcheons and close flush to the frame. The drawers retain their original working lever locks and there is a working key. The chest also stands on its original ogee bracket feet and retains its original backboards. This chest boasts its original polish, which ensures a fantastic colour to the figured mahogany. It is solid in joint, does not wobble and is ready to be used.
External Height = 178.4cm or 70¼” or 5ft 10¼”
Width (Cornice) = 113.2cm or 44½” or 3ft 8½”
Width (Top Section) = 104.6cm or 41⅛” or 3ft 5⅛”
Width (Bottom Section) = 108cm or 42½” or 3ft 6½”
Width (Feet) = 111.1cm or 43¾” or 3ft 7¾”
Depth (Cornice) = 58cm or 22⅞” or 1ft 10⅞”
Depth (Top Section) = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Depth (Bottom Section) = 58cm or 22⅞” or
Depth (Feet) = 58cm or 22⅞” or 1ft 10⅞”
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