William III mulberry wood cabinet on chest attributed to John Coxed

Stock Code: 1910 - SOLD

Description: A superb and rare William III mulberry wood, kingwood banded and pewter inlaid cabinet on chest attributed to John Coxed of S Paul's churchyard, London. The kingwood banded cornice with cushion drawer, above a pair of geometrically doors inlaid with kingwood banding strung with pewter, enclosing a fitted interior of eleven drawers with gilt brass drop handles and a central cupboard with further four drawers and secret compartment within. The base of two short over two long drawers, banded with kingwood and with brass drop handles and elaborate escutcheons, standing on bun feet. This piece is a wonderful example of the early work of John Coxed, of wonderful quality, colour and patina throughout.

Further Information: John Coxed established a business in the late 17th century in St Pauls Church yard London, taking on the premises from a Mr Hayes an upholsterer. Mulberry wood although originally thought to be a veneer from that tree, was later thought to be burr maple stained in a particular process to give a beautiful mottled looking, highly figured timber that can be seen on this wonderful piece of furniture. John Coxed later partnered with Thomas Woster and the business survived at the St Pauls churchyard address till Woster?s death in 1736.

Condition: Excellent. Minor repairs to lose veneers and mouldings, waxing. The bun feet are replacements.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, William III, circa 1700.

Provenance: Warren Stratford Trevors, West Country, England thence to Avon Antiques, exhibited Grosvenor House, June 2008.

Maker: John Coxed

Dimensions: Height 68.00 inches (172.72cm) Width 44.00 inches (111.76cm) Depth 20.00 inches (50.80cm)

Price: £33,950