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18th & 19th Century English Furniture

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George II Serpentine chest

Description:

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

Origin:

England

Dated:

c. 1755

Dimensions:

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