• Item: Chest of Drawers
• Period: William & Mary
• Wood: Oak
• Circa: 1690
• Provenance: England
• Geometric design
• Triple-plank top
• Moulded frame & panels
• Old replacement pear drop handles
• Original brass key escutcheons
• Working lock (with key)
• Butt jointed oak lined drawers
• Inset panel sides
• Peg construction
• Old replacement bun feet
• Lovely small proportions
• Stunning original polish & patination
• Good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
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This is a fine quality antique English William & Mary oak geometric moulded chest of drawers, circa 1690, with stunning colour, in good condition. The chest boasts a three-plank primitive moulded top, above four drawers. The drawer fronts are decorated with mitred geometric moulded panels, flanked by a simple frame; all of which is typical of this period. The top three drawers feature the same geometric design, whereas the bottom drawer features a more raised design. The drawers incorporate the original brass drop ring handles along with the original circular floral brass back plates. The drawers feature old replacement steel lever locks, possibly from Georgian period. There is a key and lock for the top and bottom drawer (the other drawers were not designed to be lockable). The drawers are pine lined and are constructed with primate hand dovetail joints. The chest features solid inset panel sides, along with the original backboards. The chest terminates on an elegant moulded frieze and is raised on old replacement bun feet. The frame of the chest has been built using the traditional peg construction method.
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 item 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.
Height = 85.3cm or 33⅝” or 2ft 9⅝”
Width = 96cm or 37⅞” or 3ft 1⅞”
Depth = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
This chest is in good condition considering the age of the item. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and top but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass pear drop handles and star backplates are very old replacements; the brass key escutcheons are original. The drawers retain the original pine drawer linings There are working locks to the top and bottom drawers only – these appear to be old replacements (possibly Georgian). The chest stands on old replacement Victorian turned bun feet. Chests of drawers of this age usually have replacement feet due to the period of time they have stood on damp floors. The sides and backboards on the chest are also original. Overall, this item is solid in joint (not lose or wobbly) and is ready to use.
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