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Early George III Mahogany Chest on Chest with Ivory Escutcheons and Original Brass Handles

Early George III Mahogany Chest on Chest with Ivory Escutcheons and Original Brass Handles


circa 1760

The chest on chest is of the highest quality with crisply carved Greek key mouldings to the cornice with stunning matched Cuban mahogany veneers to graduated oak lined drawers accompanied by the original locks and brassware. The very unusual ivory lozenge shaped escutcheons are all original and really make this superb antique chest on chest stand out as a good formal piece of English furniture. The blind fret-work to the canted corners complements the original flamed mahogany veneered canted corners to the bottom of the chest. The mahogany veneers to the sides of the small but well proportioned chest on chest are lively and the whole cabinet sits on the original ogee feet. The origin of the chest on chest is on the cusp of George II's reign ending in 1755. This is because of the use of cuban mahogany and the style of the overall proportions. The beautifully figured canted sides to the lower half of the chest on chest are good characteristics of the mid 18th century. The Greek key moulding to the cornice and the steel locks indicate George II furniture, however the ivory lozenge shaped escutcheons were not a common feature of that period suggesting that it is a piece of early George III furniture. The chest on chest is made in two pieces and has the benefit of being low in height, with a fixed solid top. This is so that the top may be dressed with blue & white porcelain indicating that due to the formality of this piece of furniture, it could have been made for an important part of the house.


It is in excellent condition


Height 170.00cm (66.93 inches)

Width 120.00cm (47.24 inches)

Depth 56.00cm (22.05 inches)

Stock No: F446


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