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Handsome George III Crossbanded Chest on Chest c. 1770

c. 1770
Full Description
A most handsome English mahogany chest on chest made in
around 1770 and with excellent patination. The drawers with full and
substantial oak linings and each crossbanded with walnut and strung with
satinwood. Retaining original and heavy brass swan neck handles on
beaded brass backplates.

Solid mahogany carcase with full oak linings to the drawers and all in immaculate original condition.

The figured mahogany veneers well matched and with considerable depth of
colour and each drawer cockbeaded and superbly fitted with fine hand
cut dovetails. The drawers are strong with clean interiors and each
opens and closes smoothly.

With a beautiful cornice of dropped acorns, each carved by hand, in the
manner of Sheraton. The feet broad and substantial, original with a
small carved scroll to the spandrel and this is matched in the detail of
the feet to front, sides and back.

The chest on chest is in superb original condition with no significant
dings, dents or marks, no damage or later timbers, no repairs or
wobbles. There are a couple of minor cockbeading and crossbanding
repairs which are entirely right for a piece of this age and these are
old very well blended and very difficult to spot even for the expert.

Of practical useable proportions and height, the upper drawers are easily reached.

The upper section with heavily reeded, canted and stepped flanks and the
side panels of solid mahogany of excellent colour and definition.

This chest on chest is very heavy indeed and of exemplary quality. It has been well cared for all of its life

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