A very pretty and very original early 18th century lowboy retaining original brass drops
30 inches wide, 19.5 inches deep and 27 inches high.
For metric please multiply by 2.5
A very pretty and very original early 18th century lowboy retaining original brass drops with axe head handles and split pin fixings. The whole made in a fruitwood of superior colour and patina with bright reflective threads and pools - much like satinwood- but with swirling irregular grain and a rich warm colour.
The lowboy is well made and excellent quality and has no later timbers. The drawers are oak lined with nailed up bottoms and substantial dovetails at the backs. The front of each drawer is dressed in thickly cut bookmatched veneers - again of lovely colour. The top boards are solid fruitwood, fine and well shaped boards and with some very slight shrinkage from when it was first made - as old as the hills and all of the boards are original and not moving now.
Set on original tall legs with out-turned short feet, again original with no breaks or re-tipping.
Very solid and well made, really attractive proportion and (what would then have been) an expensive configuration of drawers. A few old worm holes, very few, inner carcase original as is backboard.
Lovely quality and very usable and eye catching example.