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Exemplary Diminutive 18th Century Chest of Drawers in the Manner of John McLean

28.5 inches wide, 19.5 inches deep, 31.5 inches high.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
A beautiful and very small George III flamed and figured mahogany chest of drawers of exceptional quality and condition and retaining original elaborately cast gilt brass handles.

The top and sides made single boards of beautifully figured mahogany, the bracket feet original and the drawer fronts again of solid mahogany with wonderful flaming figure to the grain.

The bases of the oak lined drawers retaining their original pale blue paper and all the linings with very finely cut dovetailed joints.

The top and drawer fronts are satinwood strung and to the outer edges of the top and each drawer there is lovely inlaid crossbanding of tiny feathers of kingwood, walnut and rosewood with satinwood and ebony roped borders.

I have seen identical crossbanded borders on a small bookcase made by the London cabinet maker John McClean & Son (1770 to 1825) and the elegance of this chest, its small size and French influence, along with the elaborate finely chased handles are certainly indicative of a maker of his quality and refinement. The chest dates from c. 1800.

A very rare and high quality Georgian chest of a very small size.