George II mahogany fold-over top bachelor chest

Stock Code: 1851 - SOLD

Description: A fine English George II mahogany fold-over top bachelor chest of excellent colour, patina and of compact proportions. The figured solid mahogany, cleated, over-sailing top with rounded edge opening to provide either a layout or writing surface, supported by two retractable lopers either side of the two top cock beaded oak lined drawers. Below a further three long graduated drawers, supported on bracket feet. The chest retains its original brassware. A piece of very good quality and with its compact depth would sit very nicely in a shallow space where a standard chest may look over large.

Further Information: The folder-over top on this chest defined the term 'bachelor chest' and was always used to describe a slim walnut or mahogany chest with this type of extending top. The term is now used more generally to describe a small chest of drawers. Both mahogany and walnut versions of this type of chest are quite rare, with some walnut versions commanding in excess of £30,000!

Condition: Excellent. The chest has been cleaned and waxed, minor old restorations. Brassware appears to be original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George II circa 1740

Provenance: From a private residence in Kent

Dimensions: Height 31.00 inches (78.74cm) Width 34.00 inches (86.36cm) Depth 16.00 inches (40.64cm)

Price: £10,900