George II figured walnut and feather banded chest

Stock Code: 2201 - SOLD

Description: A fine, rare George II figured walnut and feather banded chest on cabriole legs, of compact form, retaining excellent original colour and patina. The quarter veneered top of the finest figured veneers, radial matched, feather and cross banded with a cross-grain moulded edge. Below a retractable brushing slide with brass loop handles over four long graduated, cock-beaded, oak lined drawers again with wonderfully figured veneers, feather and cross banded and fitted with the original brass plate handles. The sides of book matched veneers, cross banded to the front edge, the bottom with applied cross-grain moulding around the perimeter. The chest stands on solid walnut cabriole legs, with scrolled hips, shell carved knees and ball and claw feet. A handsome and important piece, undoubtedly by a top London maker.

Further Information: The rare use of solid walnut cabriole legs and the overall quality of construction and choice of materials, indicates that this chest was most likely commissioned for an important house, most probably by a top London maker. As this piece has been in Apsley House, near Andover in Hampshire at least since the 1930?s when the property last changed ownership, before being recently sold within the last couple of years, it may be correct to assume that this piece was originally made for Apsley House in the early 18th century.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, brassware and feet apparently original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1735

Provenance: Apsley House, Andover, Hants. Believed to have been in the same family since the 1930's.

Dimensions: Height 32.00 inches (81.28cm) Width 36.50 inches (92.71cm) Depth 32.00 inches (81.28cm)

Price: £32,950