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26 July 2017
CHESTS OF DRAWERS
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Early George III Chippendale-period C18th mahogany chest of drawers.
Early George III Chippendale-period C18th mahogany chest of drawers. Outstanding colour and originality, made in Northern counties of England. Reeded quarter column corners unto chequer-strung inlaid blocks, beneath carved deep-fluted moulded edge. The use of this form of stringing could point to a possible attribution to the Gillows workshops in Lancaster, where such a feature "stringing to two little pedestals" is described and discussed on long-case clock cases of this period in the Gillows archive p398 (plate484) "Gillows of Lancaster and London" by Susan E. Stuart.
In addition , a chest-on-chest attributed to Robert and Richard Gillow (plate D2 i) p.329 also features the same fluted /reeded quarter columns which is a typical regional feature. Such an attribution could be further argued by the use of such superior quality timber.

Standing on compressed ogee-section bracket feet. All original brass-ware, rococo swan-neck handles and escutcheons ,retaining partial original mercury-gilded finish. Cock-beaded ,oak-lined drawers and 'red-wash' back-boards. Wonderful rich patina and untouched condition.
Cleaned and waxed.
W (top) 38"
D 21"
H 32" .
England c 1760.
Ref: MLLE 137
Price: £3,600





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C18th George III period mahogany chest-of-drawers of good compact proportions.
C18th George III period mahogany chest-of-drawers of good compact proportions.


Desirable small-scale chest of 2 short and 3 long drawers, in totally original untouched condition. Fitted with all original brass 'swan-neck' handles which retain good traces of their original bright mercury gilding. Oak-lined ,cock-beaded drawers all retaining their original steel locks and brass escutcheons. The chest raised on original ogee-section bracket feet. Original pine back-boards with an old depository label.

Excellent grade of mahogany , which has achieved a great mellow patina.

Some minor stains and marks to top commensurate with age and use.
Cleaned and waxed ready to use.

W 30"
H 32"
D 18".
England c. 1760
Ref: MLFB 146
Price: £2,700





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Early C19th George III period bow-front 'batchelors'-type chest of drawers.
Early C19th George III period bow-front 'batchelors'-type chest -of -drawers. Most unusually configured bow-front chest of drawers fitted with a brushing slide . The slide is placed in a rarely-featured position beneath the top drawer, in order to be placed at its most practical height. In addition , in another rare feature , the bottom drawer is constructed as two "dummy" or simulated drawers in order to create one single deep drawer, which could accommodate a gentleman's hats or a lady's bonnets.
A wonderful rich original colour, with all original brass ring drawer-handles and back-plates, and original ring-pulls for the slide. Fully oak-lined graduated drawers with cock-beading ,together with original brass locks and escutcheons, and a fully-polished mahogany slide. Moulded edge to the solid mahogany top . Original panelled back .Stands on swept bracket feet, with a subtly-shaped apron frieze.

A rare configuration of a wonderfully proportioned chest-of-drawers, which is both practically and aesthetically designed.
Cleaned and waxed, ready to use.
W 36"
D 22"
H 39".
England c 1810
Ref: MLLE 139
Price: £2,600





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Mid C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest of drawers.
Mid C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest of drawers. Very clean and original chest of two short over three long drawer configuration, raised on tall bracket feet. 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
Ref: ML 1511
Price: £1,800





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Early C19th George III period bow-front mahogany chest of drawers .
Early C19th George III period bow-front mahogany chest of drawers .

Original turned knob handles with 2 short and 2 long , 'cock-beaded' drawers. Raised on splay feet . The top with moulded edge .

Original throughout , good rich colour and nice small proportions.

W 34"
H 34"
D 18".
England c.1800
Ref: ML127
Price: £1,700





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Late C19th Swedish walnut and fruitwood 'petit commode' chest with marble top.
Late C19th Swedish walnut and fruitwood 'petit commode' chest with marble top .

Smart small-scale parquetry and marquetry commode chest of 2 drawers in the French C18th Louis XV/XVI Transitional taste .

The 2 drawer 'sans traverse' front inlaid with a burr walnut and marquetry inlaid oval panel of flower bouquet and ribbon. The shaped parquetry panel reserves with inlaid chequer banding . Fitted with brass ribbon-tied circular ring handles, decorative escutcheon plate and sun-mask mount .The canted corners with cast gilt-metal neo-classical 'rams-head' mounts , inlaid satinwood reserves and raised on shaped front supports with sabot-mounted feet. The sides with conforming parquetry panels with chequer banding. Has a key and working lock.

Fitted with the original 'Mare Verde' ("Sea-green") shaped stepped-corner marble top .
H 28"
W 31"
D 17"
Sweden c.1900
Ref: ML164
Price: £1,100





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C18th George III period mahogany chest of drawers.
C18th George III period mahogany chest of drawers. Classic late Georgian mahogany bedroom chest with 2 short over 3 long 'cock-beaded' oak-lined drawers. All original condition and fitted with original brass 'swan-neck' handles ,original locks ,escutheons and key .Raised on original bracket feet and all original back-boards. Moulded edge top ,with no splits or stains. Has a pleasing faded patina with nicely figured timber. A practical piece of C18th furniture of good quality and proportions. Cleaned and waxed , ready to use .
W (top)37"
W(carcase)36"
H 37"
D 21 ".
England c.1780
Ref: MLB1501
Price: £850




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Early C19th late George III period mahogany bow-front chest of drawers
Early C19th late George III period mahogany bow-front chest of drawers. Gillows type 4 drawer chest on splay bracket feet . Good commode-type proportions ,broad and low . Old replacement handles . Fantastic timber and colour .W 49" H 36" D 24"
Ref: ML 65
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C18th George III period mahogany chest-on-chest
C18th George III period mahogany chest-on-chest. Good original condition and colour . All original handles . Canted corner top section . H 72" W 46" D 24"
Ref: ML 138
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C18th Maltese olive-wood commode/chest-of-drawers
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
Ref: ML 1501
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C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest-on-chest
C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest-on-chest. Mid C18th tall-boy chest constructed in Virginia walnut , in excellent original condition and retaining all original brass-work . Solid back-plate handles and shaped escutcheons , with brass pulls to the brushing-slide. The top section fitted 3 short frieze drawers over3 long drawers. The lower section fitted 3 long drawers beneath the slide. Simple moulded cornice with a flat boarded top , the sides with reeded canted corners . All drawers with moulded edges and oak-lined throughout , the whole raised on substantial bracket feet. Outstanding rich ,warm patina and colour .Cleaned and waxed , ready to use.
H 72"
W 44"
D 23"
England c.1750
Ref: MLSA 135
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Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch mahogany commode chest
Late C18th/EarlyC19th Dutch neo-classical mahogany commode chest with brass string inlay ,cross-banding and canted corners .Good timber and colour .Replaced handles .H 39" W 52" D 25"
Ref: ML 999
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C19th brass-bound mahogany military officer's campaign chest of drawers.
C19th brass-bound mahogany military officer's campaign chest of drawers. Excellent quality 2-part military chest of drawers standing on original detachable turned feet. Attractive and practical drawer arrangement with brass counter-sunk handles and 'Bramah'-type circular brass key escutheons (no key). Heavy-quality brass corners and strapping throughout. The mahogany-lined drawers with cedar-wood bottoms. One drawer base stamped in multiple places with a cabinet-makers mark "R.Gurnsey ", whilst the rear of one drawer stamped "J.Tong" probably his apprentice.

The chest also bears numerous paper retailers labels for "J.W.Randall & Co." of Chatham . The significance of this being the siting of the expansive Naval dock-yards at Chatham, Kent, where military officers would have embarked for overseas duty and acquired chests like this and other campaign furniture for their use during service.

Good mellow , golden patina , in overall excellent condition with some minor marks and scratches commensurate with age, use and purpose.
Cleaned and waxed ready to use.
H 41"
W 40"
D 18"
England c. 1870
Ref: MLTH 155
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Pair of C19th Victorian period bedside chests-of-drawers.
Pair of C19th Victorian period mahogany chests-of-drawers. Top-quality pair of chests with flame-veneered mahogany tops and drawer-fronts . Moulded-edge tops with rounded corner uprights, standing on plinth bases. Each with four drawers all fitted original turned mahogany knob pulls, with the base drawers in each with 'double' simulated fronts to provide a deep drawer. All drawers dove-tailed and mahogany-lined .Panelled backs. Adapted from a dressing table but with no visible signs. Excellent ready-to-use condition. H 35 " x W 18 "x D 15".England c.1860
Ref: MLCA 145
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C19th mahogany bow-front chest of drawers
C19th mahogany bow-front chest of drawers. Turned column corner decoration and feet .Fitted top drawer with baize-lined interior slide (some partition elements replaced). Great lion mask brass knobs , good height .H 36" W 45" D 23"(key)
Ref: ML301
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C19th French mahogany commode/chest with fossil marble top
C19th French mahogany commode/chest with fossil marble top. Charles X period 4-drawer commode/chest with grey/black original marble top .Good rich figured timber and nice compact proportions , standing on plinth base .Locks work + key . W 46"x H 34" x D 20" France c. 1825
Ref: ML 180
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Pair of C19th French walnut and burr-walnut bedside chests-of-drawers with ebonised details.
Pair of C19th French walnut and burr-walnut bedside chests-of-drawers with ebonised detail . Useful pair of 4-drawer chests with matching burr-walnut tops , drawer-fronts and plinth fronts , with figured walnut sides and bodies. Ebonised knobs , drawer edges, mouldings and corners ,adding a striking contrast to the rich walnut.
Some variances in colour from tops to drawer-fronts due to some natural sun-light exposure. The veneer of the tops in a particularly high-quality grade of burr walnut veneer.

In excellent ready-to-use condition , having been cleaned , polished and waxed in our workshops.

*NB. This pair of chests are a true pair of bedside chests and are shown as they were made ,and have not been adapted or converted from something larger or altered in any way.

H 30"
W 14.5"
D 18"
France c.1870
Ref: ML165
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Late C19th French Louis XV style kingwood ,tulipwood and walnut 'semainier' chest of seven drawers with gilt brass mounts.
Late C19th French Louis XV style kingwood, tulipwood and walnut 'semainier' chest of seven drawers with gilt brass mounts .Great colour with quarter-veneered and cross-banded panels and inlaid details. Gilt brass corner mounts ,escutheons and sabots .Beautiful rouge/purple loose marble top (old repaired break ) . Quality oak linings and panel back .Very clean condition with key . . H 55" W 24" D 14 "
Ref: ML 155
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C19th Victorian period mahogany 'Wellington' type chest of drawers
C19th Victorian period mahogany 'Wellington' type chest of drawers. Fitted six graduated drawers , rich colour mahogany with carved corbel decoration to tops of stiles. Hinged locking bar with key ,all original turned knob handles to drawers .Useful size chest in clean condition , no splits or damage . Waxed and ready to use .Mahogany linings to drawers and standing on plinth base. H 43 " x W 21 " x D 12 ". England c. 1870
Ref: MLOB 1310
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Pair early C20th mahogany brass-bound military campaign-style bedside chests.
Pair early C20th mahogany brass-bound military campaign-style bedside chests. Very heavy quality solid mahogany pair of two-drawer chests with quality cast-brass recessed handles , brass corners ,strapping and carrying handles to the sides. Extremely well-made and useful pair of chests in the style of military campaign portable furniture, built to last . Good solid linings with dove-tailed drawer fronts. 'Scratch-moulded' cock-beading decoration to drawer fronts, and raised on bracket feet. Nice colour timber with some artificial aging to point to the origins of their design and use. H 23" x W 18" x D 18" . England c. 1920
Ref: MLCAC1312
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