Stock Code: 2333 - SOLD
Description: A fine and very rare George I walnut and feather banded bachelor chest with an unusual cushion waist. The top with a cross and feather banded top laid with veneers in a double book matched fashion. Opening the top reveals a very similar layout of cross and feather banded book matched veneers. Below a very unusual cushion section with central retractable support for the top and to each side a lockable cushion drawer. Below a pair of short, feather banded, oak lined drawers over two long graduated drawers fitted with brass plate handles and iron locks. The chest is supported on shaped walnut bracket feet.
Further Information: This bachelor chest is of unusual form, with a cushion moulding underneath the top incorporating a pair of side drawers and a central support loper for the top. With this extra section, it still conforms in size to the classic proportions of bachelor chests from this period. Our thoughts are that this piece is made in the country or by a local cabinet maker to the specific instructions of his client, it is of wonderful quality and colour, utilising fine veneers throughout.
Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. Handles are later replacements. Feet and front drawer locks apparently original, the cushion drawer locks possibly replacements.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George I, circa 1720
Provenance: Private collection UK.
Dimensions: Height 30.00 inches (76.20cm) Width 30.00 inches (76.20cm) Depth 12.50 inches (31.75cm)