c18th maltese olivewood commodechestofdrawers

C18th Maltese olive-wood commode/chest-of-drawers



Item Ref

ML 1501


C18th Maltese olive-wood commode/chest-of-drawers. Mid C18th rococo-style 3-drawer commode chest of canted or 'trapezoid' shape/ outline. Veneered in olive-wood, fruit-wood and walnut with box-wood stringing. Cross-banded and strung quarter-veneered top with central cartouche/motif, cross-grain moulded edge with over-hanging back. The rounded corner uprights inlaid with box-wood strung reserves. The whole standing on short stylised cabriole legs with hoof-type terminals. The conforming quarter-veneered sides with cross-banding and cartouche panels. The 3 cross-banded and strung drawers fitted with old replacement hexagonal-plate brass handles ,original oval brass escutcheon key-plates, and original steel locks fitted to drawers (no key). Fantastic glowing rich original patina and colour. The back fitted with original boards. Some old replacements to veneers, minor old repairs commensurate with age and use, and treated minor historic wood-worm. A rare piece of Southern Mediterranean, Maltese furniture of practical scale. Cleaned and waxed, ready for use.
W (front)39.5"
W (rear) 47"
H 34"
D 22" (Overhang of back) 2.5"
Malta c .1750
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1501

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