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18th & 19th Century English Furniture

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George II Serpentine chest


A fine and very rare mid- 18th Century mahogany Serpentine chest of uniquely small proportions. The figured veneered top with four graduated drawers below and flanked by bold stop-fluted canted columns . The generously shaped sides also covered in a single figured sheet of veneer. The whole resting on bracket feet and retaining excellent original surface and colour throughout. The oak-lined drawers fitted with original brass plate handles and locks.

In our opinion this is one of the earliest and smallest examples of a Chippendale period serpentine chest. The laminated corner blocks and pink wash underneath are possibly attributable to the work of Thomas Chippendale




c. 1755


29.00inch wide   30.50inch high   20.00inch deep
(73.66 cm wide  77.47 cm high  50.80 cm deep)