Price range: £10,000-£50,000     REF No. 4495211

A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS

A charming mid 18th century Chippendale period straight fronted chest of drawers. The cross-banded top with moulded edge above brushing slide and four graduated drawers unusually having aromatic cedar lining and having original elaborate swan-neck handles throughout with spiral twist column insert; on moulded plinth terminating in ogee bracket feet.

The use of aromatic cedar is highly unusual but very practical as a repellent against clothes moths. The mahogany on this beautiful chest has faded to an outstanding colour.

Note: The feet have been extended.

English, circa 1760

Height: 32 ¾ in; 83 cm
Width: 35 ¼ in; 89.5 cm
Depth: 20 ½ in; 52 cm


Provenance:
Private collection, Yorkshire.