• Item: Chest of drawers
• Provenance: France
• Circa: 1850
• Style: Louis Philippe
• Period: 2nd Empire
• Wood: Flame Mahogany & Walnut
• Four drawers
• Hidden cushion drawer
• Stunning flame mahogany drawer fronts
• Solid figured walnut sides
• Chestnut lined drawers
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Brass key escutcheons
• Original working lever locks & 4 keys
• Original bracket feet
• Original polish & patination
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Here is an example of a fine quality antique French Louis Philippe flame mahogany and walnut chest of drawers, circa 1850, in good condition. Comprising of a solid walnut panelled & cleated top, with a stepped moulding below, there is a secret cushion fronted drawer (which can be opened from underneath), with three further large drawers underneath. The drawer fronts boast stunning top quality mirror matched flame mahogany veneers, with the original brass key escutcheons and lever locks. The chest also retains its four keys (one for each drawer). Inside, the drawers are lined and hand dovetailed in solid chestnut. The sides of the chest are constructed from solid figured walnut and the back from pine. The chest incorporates curved corners, with a fine moulded beading to the frame and plinth. The chest stands on the original bracket feet.
This style of French chest was designed without drawer handles in order to accentuate its clean simple lines. The drawers were designed to be pulled open by its keys, which is why there are four keys in total.
The chest features a warm mellow walnut 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 in the home, especially the bedroom, as it provides so much storage space. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This chest of drawers is in good condition. Nominal old use to the leading edges and drawer fronts, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The dovetailed chestnut lined drawers are smooth running and close flush to the frame. They also feature the original brass escutcheons and lever locks with the original four working keys. The chest possesses its original bracket feet and backboards. As the chest boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic warm mellow colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 98.3cm or 38¾” or 3ft 2¾”
Width = 118.2cm or 46½” or 3ft 10½”
Depth = 52.9cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
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Ref. Chest of Drawers 48