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Fine English 18th Century George III Figured Mahogany Bachelors Chest of Drawers, c. 1770
A fine and unusual late George III Sheraton period Chest of Drawers, in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster and London.
English, c. 1800.
The rectangular top, veneered in well-grained plum-pudding mahogany, with a reeded edge and rounded projecting corners, above the three graduated cockbeaded drawers, thickly veneered in finely figured mahogany of particularly pleasing colour, fitted with unusual period correct custom-made engraved ring handles, and flanked by reeded corner columns, terminating in bold turned and reeded toupie feet. The bottom edge finely strung with ebony.
Related reeded pilasters and projecting corners appear in the Gillow Estimate Sketch Books for 1789; similar feet and other decorative features also appear on a library desk, illustrated in Geoffrey Beard and Judith Goodison, English Furniture, 1500-1840, Oxford, 1987, p. 276 and Ronald Phillips 2013 Catalogue, p. 208.
See also Christie's, 4 September 2012, Lot 304 and 16 September 2004, Lot 88.
Width: 40.25 in / 102 cm
Height: 35.25 in / 91 cm
Depth: 22.5 in / 57 cm