GEORGE I WALNUT VENEERED DIMINUTIVE CHEST OF DRAWERS
The rectangular quarter-veneered book-matched and crossbanded top over a conforming case with two short over three graduated cockbeaded drawers having richly figured walnut veneers with early well patinated surfaces and original closed batwing brasses, raised on four antique replaced bun feet; excellent rich color; good diminutive size
Condition : Excellent, with minor abrasions and losses appropriate to age and usage; the feet antique replacements;
wonderful history showing throughout; the waxed surfaces without alteration
The type of drawer construction used in this chest went out about 1720,
and cockbeading was introduced about the same time.
High 38”x 37-3/16” Wide x 20-1/4” Deep
Of note is the wonderful history to the bottom drawer, showing the knocks, kicked closings, floor moppings, and passers-by it has had for 300 years.
Also from c1720
England, c1725, original brasses and early surfaces
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