A fabulous and rare 17th Century Walnut and Marquetry Chest On Stand. The quality of the Marquetry work, especially the top, is superb and was obviously cut by the hand of a Master Craftsman of the highest order. It would be difficult to speculate regarding the maker, however we can say with some certainty that he would have been making furniture that adorned some of the finest houses of the period. The colour, patina and condition is very good, the drawer linings are original and made in pine. The legs, replaced later are absolutely correct for the period, they have now developed a good rich colour matching the rest of the piece. The more you stare at the finely cut marquetry in the top the more you start to see, birds and beasts in strikingly different woods are revealed.
Height = 130 cm (51.2″)
Width = 106 cm (41.7″)
Depth = 58 cm (22.8″)
A rare early 18th Century Solid Red Walnut Chest On Stand of good colour in very original condition with Walnut cross banding to the drawers and the original cabriole legs with carved feet. The handles are good period examples, we believe they have been replaced shortly after the piece was made as they are of the correct period with a patina surrounding them that you would not get if the handles were replaced later in the life of the piece. Looking at the small holes to the inside of the drawers we can see that the first handles fitted were of the weaker snipe fastening type and we believe
they may have been too weak for the large drawers so were replaced with the stronger nut and bolt type. Circa 1730.
Height = 176 cm (69.3″)
Width = 109 cm (42.9″)
Depth = 59 cm (23.2″)
18th Century red Walnut Chest On Stand of good colour and small proportions, in very good original condition with original handles and cabriole legs.
A wonderful piece of English country Furniture in the kind of condition that we love to see.
Height = 159 cm (62.6″)
Width = 93 cm (36.6″)
Depth = 50 cm (19.7″)
Price £2,800 SOLD.
A rare and impressive late 17th Century Mulberry Chest On Stand in the manner of Coxed & Woster having very good colour and patina in burr Oak and Walnut with quarter veneered and feather banded top in Walnut. The later stand matches the top perfectly, the same timbers have been used and the design is correct for the period in every aspect.
Much has been written about the firm Coxed & Woster who made quite a lot of Mulberry Furniture from around 1690 to 1720. There were obviously other makers of Mulberry although very little has survived in anything like good condition. In the past pieces have been described as Mulberry when in fact they are just burr veneers of one wood or another. This piece is a true Mulberry in every sense of the word.
A piece with similar veneers was sold at Christies on the 8th of July 1999 , Lot 97.
There is an excellent article in Peg and ‘Tails by Jack Plane who in my opinion understands Mulberry far better than some others who have written on the subject. https://pegsandtails.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/mulberry-shmul
Price £12,000 SOLD
Height = 149 cm (58.7″)
Width = 106 cm (41.7″)
Depth = 60 cm (23.6″)