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Charming and Very Original Small 17th Century Solid Walnut Chest of Drawers c. 1680

A charming and original English chest of drawers was made by hand in c. 1680
37.5 inches wide max, 32.5 inches high and 21 inches deep.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
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With a truly superb colour and rich natural patination, this charming and original English chest of drawers was made by hand in c. 1680 and has lovely embossed and chased brass original escutcheons and brass drop handles with snaped fixings of William and Mary design which may be original also, original rivetted iron locks and original solid walnut drawer linings with side rebated runners and tooling marks where they have been adzed by hand.

The stile feet original also and continuous with the carcase and with original pegged joints throughout, original backboards in walnut and original, very beautiful, three board solid walnut top with carved moulded border.

The four graduated drawers open and close smoothly and properly. There are a few old and well blended repairs, normal for age and use and professional work which is very difficult to notice. Some old worm holes and small depletions - long since treated and dead, solid and not affecting structure.

Lovely small and compact proportions, solid, very heavy and robust and an absolutely charming early chest of drawers in rarely seen solid walnut tree.