late c18th george iii period mahogany chestonchest or tallboy

Late C18th George III period mahogany chest-on-chest or tall-boy.


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Item Ref

ML 1902


Late C18th George III period mahogany chest-on-chest or tall-boy.
Capacious mahogany Georgian period mahogany chest-on-chest of 2 short and 6 long 'cock-beaded' drawers of dove-tail joined construction , all fitted with their original mercury-gilded 'swan-neck' brass drop-handles and brass key escutcheons (supplied with the original steel key) .
The projecting moulded cornice with carved 'Greek-key' type decoration above a shallow frieze section , the top with a flat boarded stage. The corners of the upper section with canted corner reeded uprights . The 3-drawer lower section raised on original substantial bold ,shaped bracket feet .
The drawer linings and backboards all constructed from elm , a regional manufacturing feature probably indicating West Country provenance.
Good consistent rich colour and patination to a high-grade of well-chosen figured mahogany.
Some minor evidence of historic , eradicated and treated woodworm to some of the elm construction.
Has been throughly checked , cleaned and waxed in our workshops .
A useful and elegant tall 2-part chest-of-drawers of practical proportions.
Constructed in the traditional manner in 2 sections for ease of transportation.
H 74"
W 46"
D 21"
England , probably West Country region c. 1780
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 .
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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 .
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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 1902


Height = 188 cm (74")
Width = 116 cm (46")
Depth = 53 cm (21")

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