George II figured walnut compact chest

Stock Code: 2126 - SOLD

Description: A fine George II figured walnut compact chest with brushing slide, of excellent colour and patina. The top of rectangular form with applied cross-grained moulded edge, the front corners rounded. The top laid with a cross-banding between a broad and slim feather banding, the booked matched veneers laid in four sections across the top.

To the front of the chest a retractable brushing slide with brass knob handles, two short and three long graduated, oak lined, cock-beaded drawers fitted with original gilt brass handles and bordered by rounded and reeded front corner columns. Beneath the bottom drawer a further cross-grain moulding around the perimeter, the chest being supported on bracket feet, the front ones rounded to follow the line of the front corners.

Further Information: Small walnut chests such as this, are highly sought after, this particular piece we think may be North Country in origin due to the rounded and reeded column corners to the front of the chest. Of note is the neat way that the outer feather banding on the top follows around this corner shape, likewise the front feet. The chest appears to have been well used throughout its life and has possibly been in an atmosphere with a lot of smoke from an open fire thus its darker colour and overall excellent patina.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations of chipped veneers, waxing. Brassware and feet apparently original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1730

Provenance: Private residence Cambridgeshire.

Dimensions: Height 29.50 inches (74.93cm) Width 32.00 inches (81.28cm) Depth 18.00 inches (45.72cm)

Price: £18,900