mid c18th george ii period 'red walnut' chest of drawers

Mid C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest of drawers.


| $1,817 USD | €1,662 EUR

Item Ref

ML 1511


Mid C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest of drawers.
Smart chest of two short over three long drawer configuration, raised on tall bracket feet. The oak-lined drawers all fitted with original period shaped brass plate handles and solid plate escutcheons .
Completely original throughout with minor marks and wear commensurate with age and use. Original oak back-boards. Original locks and working key.
So called 'red walnut' or 'Virginia walnut' from the Eastern part of North America ,was imported in the second quarter of the C18th for cabinet-making following the decline of European walnut timber stocks following the blight and harsh winters which greatly affected it's availability.
Good rich patina and pleasing colour having been waxed and cared for by its previous owners for 4 generations.

A practical chest of elegant, compact proportions.
W 36"
H 36"
D 20"
England c. 1750
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 40 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 .
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Internal Ref: ML 1511


Height = 91.4402 cm (36")
Width = 91.4402 cm (36")
Depth = 50.8001 cm (20")

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