• Item: Chest of Drawers
• Circa: 1820
• Period: Georgian / Regency
• Provenance: England, UK
• Influence: Regency
• Wood: Mahogany
• Bow front shape
• Profuse carvings to drawer fronts
• Harebell garlands tied with ribbon bow
• Central urn carvings
• Gregorian key scribe moulding
• Cock-beaded drawer fronts
• Old replacement brass ring handles on conspicuous lion’s head escutcheons
• 4 graduated drawers
• Hand-dovetailed elm drawer linings
• Painted drawer interiors (Juniper Ash – The Little Greene Paint Company)
• Original working locks (with key)
• Reeded plinth
• Scribe ebonised moulded bracket feet
• Lovely colour & patination
• Excellent condition & good quality
• Free 14-day UK returns period
This a fine quality antique English Regency carved mahogany bow front chest of drawers, circa 1820, in excellent condition. Comprising a mahogany bow front frame, with a simple top, above a bank of four graduated drawers. The drawers are profusely carved, featuring harebell garlands, tied with ribbon bows, with a central urn, as well as geometric Gregorian key scribe moulding and cock-beading to the perimeter. The drawers are decorated with old replacement brass ring handles on conspicuous lion’s head escutcheons. The drawers are lined in solid elm and constructed with hand-dovetailed joints. The drawer interior has been painted in a deep blue colour (Juniper Ash, by The Little Greene Paint Company). The drawers retain the original working brass lever locks, with working key. The chest is raised on a reeded plinth, supported by its original scribe ebonised moulded bracket feet.
The design and carvings seen on this chest are taken from the classical beauty and finesse of Egyptian, Roman and Greek classical architecture. This can be seen in the form of refined carving and clean lines.
The chest displays a rich dark red-brown mahogany colour. The chest has been cleaned and French polished by hand in our workshop to a professional standard. It has also benefitted from the years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, from the landing to the bedroom. This campaign chest would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This a fine quality antique English Regency carved mahogany bow front chest of drawers, circa 1820, in excellent condition. The chest has been cleaned and French polished by hand in our workshop to a professional standard. There has been old restoration to the top of the chest, with a small patch sympathetically inserted into the top of the chest, which blends in with the top as a whole (see photos). Nominal old use marks to the corners and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The drawers are elm lined, hand dovetailed and are decorated with old replacement brass ring handles on lion’s head escutcheons. The drawer interior has been painted in a deep blue colour (Juniper Ash, by The Little Greene Paint Company). All drawers close flush to the frame and feature the original working locks (with a key). The chest stands on its original bracket feet and incorporates the original backboards. The chest is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 82.6cm or 32½” or 2ft 8½”
External Width = 108.8cm or 42⅞” or 3ft 6⅞”
External Depth = 53.8cm or 21⅛” or 1ft 9⅛”
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