• Item: Small chest of drawers
• Circa: 1910 – 1920
• Constructed in the late Edwardian period
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Burr Walnut
• Small proportions
• Fold-over hinged top
• Twin pull out slides to support top
• Converts into a small writing table
• Newly lined green baize interior
• Dovetailed drawer construction
• Four graduated oak lined drawers
• Georgian style swan neck handles
• Working lock and & key
• Brass escutcheons
• Cross-banded sides
• Georgian style bracket feet
• Lovely patination & original colour
• Excellent quality & condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns period
Here is a fine quality English Georgian style burr walnut inlaid chest of drawers, with a folding top to convert into a writing desk, with small proportions, constructed during the late Edwardian period, circa 1910 – 1920, in good original condition. The hinged top is decorated with stunning burr walnut veneers, encased within a fine satinwood inlaid herringbone and cross-banded perimeter. The top folds over, with the support of the twin pull-out stops below, to convert into a small writing desk. The interior of the desk has been newly lined with traditional top-quality cotton green baize. Therefore, the baize is in excellent clean condition.
The chest incorporates four cushion-fronted graduating drawers, decorated with further satinwood herringbone inlay and Georgian style brass swan neck handles and open back plates. The drawers are constructed of solid oak and the drawer linings are dovetailed. The drawers retain the original working lever locks, with a working key. The drawers are in good working order; they are clean inside and close flush to the frame. The chest is decorated with reeded canted corners and boast decorative cross-banding to the sides. The chest stands on traditional Georgian style bracket feet.
The chest features a rich burr walnut colour, with a wonderful grain configuration to the front and sides. 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, especially the bedroom. This chest of drawers would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This burr walnut chest of drawers is in good condition having been cleaned and being traditionally French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. There are nominal old use marks to the top, corners and leading edges and inside of drawers, but nothing significant considering the age of the item (please see photos of top of chest). The fold over top retains the original brass hinges, which are in excellent condition. The herringbone inlay is intact. The interior of the desk has been newly lined with traditional top-quality cotton green baize. Therefore, the baize is in excellent clean condition. The drawers retain the original Georgian style brass swan neck handles and key escutcheons. The dovetailed drawers are oak lined and close flush to the frame. The drawers retain the original working lever locks, with a working key. The chest stands on its original bracket feet. The chest is of extremely good quality.
External Height = 73.4cm or 28⅞” or 2ft 4⅞”
External Width = 61.6cm or 24¼” or 2ft 0¼”
External Depth = 37.3cm or 14⅝” or 1ft 2⅝”
Desk Writing Height = 70.8cm or 27⅞” or 2ft 3⅞”
Desk Writing Width = 61.6cm or 24¼” or 2ft 0¼”
Desk Writing Depth = 74cm or 29⅛” or 2ft 5⅛”
Desk Knee Height = 67.8cm or 26⅝” or 2ft 2⅝”
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