Antique English George III Mahogany Chippendale Influenced Chest on Chest (Circa 1780)
This is a stunning quality English George III Mahogany Chippendale influenced chest on chest, circa 1780.
• Circa 1780
• Period George III
• Provenance England, UK
• Wood Mahogany
• Chippendale influence design
• 8 working drawers with key & locks
• Two over three drawers to top section
• Original brass handles & escutcheons
• Cock-beaded drawers
• Protruding dentil cornice
• Blind fret-work canopy
• Moulded frieze
• Reeded chamfered corners
• Hand dovetailed oak lined drawers
• Original bracket feet
• Stunning quality & colour
• Completely original
• Excellent condition
• Dismantles into two sections
• Ideal for clothes storage
This is a stunning quality English George III Mahogany Chippendale influenced chest on chest, circa 1780. The front of the chest and sides are constructed from the best quality mahogany. The chest consists of two halves. The top chest is smaller than the base chest and consists of two over three drawers. The bottom section consists of three drawers. The top chest boasts lovely reeded chamfered corners. The chest is completely original. There are 8 working cock-beaded drawers all featuring the original working locks & key. The chest also has its original brass swan neck handles and escutcheons, which is rare to see. It has the original pine backboards, original oak drawer linings and hand dovetailed drawer construction, original dentil cornice and blind fretwork panels above a moulded frieze. The chest also boasts stunning quality Chippendale influenced shaped. The whole of the chest stands on its original 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 the hallway, to the living room or bedroom and is very useful as there are so many storage drawers. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The chest is completely original and is in excellent condition. Some nominal old use marks to the leading edges. All eight drawers feature the original brass swan neck handles, escutcheons. The drawers retain their original working locks and there is a working key. This chest boasts its original polish, which ensures a fantastic depth of colour to the mahogany. The chest is solid in joint, does not wobble and is free of woodworm.
External Height = 189.5cm or 74¾” or 6ft 2¾”
Width (Cornice) = 111.8 cm or 4” or 3ft 8”
Width (Top Section) = 100.6 cm or 39⅝” or 3ft 3⅝”
Width (Bottom Section) = 106.8 cm or 42” or 3ft 6”
Width (Feet) = 110.3 cm or 43½” or 3ft 7½”
Depth (Cornice) Depth = 54.5 cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”
Depth (Top Section) Depth = 50 cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”
Depth (Bottom Section) = 52 cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Depth (Feet) = 54.5 cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”