This listing is for a 18th Century (c 1690, William & Mary) walnut and oak chest on stand in wonderful original condition. The chest has beautiful figured walnut and oak with the drawers fronts being in veneer in figured walnut with walnut cross banding. All the drawers have their original oak linings and – apart from one, original locks.
The handles and key hole escutcheons are later replacements in period style. The base has the same gadrooned border as the rest of the chest and has trumpet turned legs and shaped stretcher.
The top of the chest has oak geometrical – diamond shaped, marketry with cross banding.
This is a real find and rare piece that seldom comes available due to its rarity and demand for such antique pieces of furniture.
Condition report: This chest on stand is about 300 years old and even though built with traditional methods and material a closer inspection can reveals some more recent interventions. The case of the chest in the last drawer has been strengthened with more current wood. The handles of the drawers have been changed in the past and replaced with period ones. The same it is believed of the key holes escutcheons. The lock of the first long drawer is missing. Some of the veneer of the drawers frames on the chest has been repaired or is slightly damaged. The top of the chest has a small dent and a whitish blemish. The wood of the back of the chest has some shrinkage. All of the above are a testimony of the age of this very fine old piece of antique furniture which is full of character. Please review carefully the photographs to see the items listed here.
H: 1.30 m (51 inches), W: 96 cm (37 3/4 inches), D: 53 cm (21 inches)
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