George II burr walnut compact caddy top compact chest

Great colour, good size & wonderful detailing throughout

Stock Code: 2489 - SOLD

Description: A superb English George II burr walnut compact caddy top compact chest, of fine colour & patina. The rectangular top quarter veneered with burr walnut, feather and cross banded. A retractable brushing slide, unusually with a walnut veneered dressing surface, is fitted over an arrangement of four long, graduated, feather banded and quadrant beaded oak lined drawers with apparently original brass plate handles and escutcheons. The sides of matched walnut veneers cross banded to the front. The chest stands on the original shaped bracket feet.

Further Information: The use of burr veneers to the top and drawer fronts is highly desirable attribute and is indicative of quality, the 18th century cabinet maker has obviously made considerable effort to obtain veneers which look so well when laid down on this chest. The piece retains its original handles and escutcheons and has fine colour and patina.

Condition: Minor old restorations, waxing. Brassware, locks and feet apparently original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1730

Provenance: The estate of Hermine Leventhal, New York, USA.

Dimensions: Height 31.50 inches (80.01cm) Width 31.50 inches (80.01cm) Depth 19.00 inches (48.26cm)

Price: £19,900