• Item: Chest of drawers
• Circa: 1780
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Rare small proportions
• Two-over-three graduated drawers
• Two-plank moulded top
• Thumb moulded drawer fronts
• Original brass swan neck handles & fretwork escutcheons
• Original working lever locks (with key)
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Pine drawer linings
• Original back
• Moulded base
• Lovely patination
• Extremely good quality
• Heavy in weight – sign of quality
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 day UK returns period
Here is a superb quality antique English George III oak provincial bachelors chest of drawers, circa 1780, with small rare proportions, in excellent original condition. The chest is constructed with a twin-plank oak top with a thumb-moulded edge, which is echoed in the base and features solid oak sides. Comprising of a two-over-three graduated drawer design, the drawer fronts incorporate thumb moulded drawer fronts, retaining the original brass swan neck handles and fretwork escutcheons (which is also rare to see). The drawers also retain their original working lever locks (with working key). The chest is constructed of solid oak, with pine lined hand-dovetailed drawer linings; it also retains its original pine backboards. The drawers are in good working order; they are clean inside and close flush to the frame. The chest stands on its original bracket feet: it is of extremely good quality and is made from the best materials; thus, it is very heavy to lift!
The chest features a rich deep oxblood oak 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 chest is in excellent original condition having been cleaned and polished 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). The drawers retain the original brass swan neck handles and fretwork escutcheons (which is rare to see). The hand dovetailed drawers, which retain their original working lever locks (with working key), close flush to the frame. The chest benefits from a lovely deep rich oak colour, with a wonderful grain configuration. The chest stands on its original bracket feet and retains the original pine backboards. The chest is of extremely good quality and is made from the best materials, thus it is very heavy to lift!
Height = 79.8cm or 31⅜ or 2ft 7⅜”
Width = 82.7cm or 32½” or 2ft 8½”
Depth = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
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Ref. Chest of Drawers 72