This is a rare mid 18th Century well proportioned Georgian oak chest of four graduating drawers. The chest retains all the original method of building and has oak lined drawers furnished with original solid brass swan neck handles and original locks (no key is supplied but a suitable replacement should be obtainable if required).
The chest has a classic shallow beveled top and original panelled back and stands on shaped bracket feet.
The chest of drawers has a striking grain, good patina and is in very good condition considering it is some 260 years old! It has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
I can describe this piece as a rare, high quality Georgian antique furniture with a great deal of character.
Condition report: The chest dates back to circa 1750 and is some 260 years old! The main casing of the chest shows original building material and construction methods. However, as with antiques there are signs of small dents, fine scratches and wood that has shrunk like in the case of the back panels. The side panels show some fine scratches and darker wood marks that can be seen through the polish. The top of the chest also shows some dark marks some of them are the old nails used to firm the top. There is an hair line like crossing horizontally the top but the wood is not shrinking or separating. The interior of the bottom of the drawers show some shrinkage. The lock of the last drawer is missing. The rim of the drawers show some dents. All of the above are a testimony of the age and use 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: 98 cm (38.5 inches), W: 90 cm (35.5 inches), D: 49 cm (19 1/4 inches)