George I burr walnut compact chest

Stock Code: 2302 - SOLD

Description: A fine George I burr walnut compact chest with brushing slide, of excellent colour and patina. The top of rectangular form with applied cross-grained moulded edge, cross and feather banded, the matched veneers laid in three sections across the top. To the front of the chest a retractable brushing slide with brass knob handles, over four long graduated, oak lined, quadrant-beaded drawers fitted with gilt brass plate handles. Beneath the bottom drawer a further cross-grain moulding around the perimeter, the chest being supported on shaped bracket feet.

Further Information: Small walnut chests such as this, are highly sought after. This chest has a particularly good patina and 'skin' which is commensurate with a well used yet cared for life. The piece 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.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George I, circa 1725

Provenance: Private collection UK.

Dimensions: Height 30.50 inches (77.47cm) Width 31.50 inches (80.01cm) Depth 18.50 inches (46.99cm)

Price: £26,900