A fine and wonderful George I Walnut Secretaire Chest of drawers of outstanding colour with Inlaid starburst, original handles, hinges, fittings and clean original oak linings.
The interior of the Secretaire drawer is well fitted with central door remarkably retaining the original lock and key.
This piece has originally been a tallboy in our opinion but the quality of the veneer work on the top matching that of the front and the wonderful patina it has developed leads us to believe that it must have been converted some 150 years ago. A high quality example of 18th Century English cabinet work.
Height = 101 cm (39.8″)
Width = 104 cm (40.9″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)
A rare and intriguing Queen Anne provincial Walnut Bachelors Chest of golden honey colour. The piece is in very good original condition with clean oak linings and back boards, it retains all its original walnut veneers and solid sections with very few patches , the handles are replaced , the hinges are original , the top drawer is a dummy drawer and in its place are two drawers that open up from the ends. The top is constructed from two solid well figured matching boards of Walnut, the drawer fronts are Quarter Inch pieces of walnut applied to about the same thickness of oak apart from the bottom drawers that have solid walnut fronts. Remarkably the ends are made differently from each other too, one end is matched solid Walnut like the top and the other end is a four piece match of walnut on walnut ground work. The extraordinary method of construction and bold design with wonderful sweeping ogee shaping to the freeze points to this being a country piece of furniture. It seems that the craftsman was using the materials he had to work with to achieve the best possible affect.
Height = 79 cm (31.1″)
Width = 89 cm (35.0″)
Depth = 43 cm (16.9″)
A Charles II chest of drawers with applied geometric moulding to the front. Good dry clean surface, of light colour with good patina, the surface has never been lashed up with dark varnish as is often the case with 17th Century Oak. The drawer linings are very solid clean examples in Oak. Handles replaced , escutcheons original.
Height = 95 cm (37.4″)
Width = 95 cm (37.4″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)
A Wonderful Charles II moulded chest of drawers of outstanding rich warm colour and patina with particularly good geometric design to the front.
Height = 95 cm (37.4″)
Width = 100 cm (39.4″)
Depth = 56 cm (22.0″)
An extremely rare George I Walnut Bachelors Chest of good colour and patina with original handles and hinges. This is a wonderful example with good clean oak linings, original veneers and feather banding. Quite remarkably the handles retain most of there original gilding, it is interesting to note that although the chest has been made in the George I manner the handles are more associated with the Queen Anne period, it is possible that this is a transitional piece. There is a similar chest from the same period as this one at Beningbrough Hall a National Trust property near York which also has lip moulded drawers that are typical of the period, this one too has Queen Anne handles. It has been well documented over the last century in various books that these chests are rare and highly sort after by collectors of Walnut and connoisseurs alike. One of the most famous Walnut collectors of recent times John Parry actually had five Walnut Bachelors Chests at the time of his last sale at Christies in March 2010, the most expensive of these made an incredible £91,250. In the 54 years that my farther has spent in the business he has bought and sold examples from different periods and also seen many fakes and badly restored ones. This example is particularly rare being in such good original condition and retaining the original handles and hinges.
76cm high, 72cm wide, 33cm deep
A lovely George I Oak chest of drawers of small proportions with brushing slide. The Chest has good colour and patina with good clean original oak linings, it has the original handles and escutcheons.
A fine and rare George 1st Walnut chest of drawers of small proportions with brushing slide, having good colour and
highly figured original veneers throughout with only miner repairs. The Chest has extremely clean Oak drawer linings with original locks and original running strips. The feet are mostly original with a few repairs, the back boards are also original. The feather banding is particularly fine, another most unusual feature is the edition of a fine box wood bead applied to the base mould and front feet.
Height = 72 cm (28.3″)
Width = 76 cm (29.9″)
Depth = 48 cm (18.9″)
A lovely early 18th Century Walnut Chest of Drawers of relatively small proportions and well figured matched veneers with box wood stringing and original handles with two new drops on the bottom drawer. The feet are partly original.
Price £2600 SOLD
Dimensions: 89cm high x 90cm wide x 53cm deep
A fine and well proportioned small 18th Century George I I Mahogany chest of drawers of delicious rich warm colour and patina with brushing slide and original handles standing on well shaped ogee bracket feet. Amazingly the chest retains an original key which operates one of the locks.
Height = 76 cm (29.9″)
Width = 77 cm (30.3″)
Depth = 47 cm (18.5″)
A rare early 18th Century George II red Walnut chest of drawers with original handles and fluted quartered columns Standing on Ogee bracket feet that are for the most part original. The colour and condition of this wonderfully proportioned piece is outstanding. It is interesting to note that the base of the columns along with the capitals were originally gilded, traces of which can still be seen. The original drawer linings made in Oak are in good clean condition. A great friend of my Fathers and a real expert in period English furniture Bernard Dickinson used to refer to this type of chest as a little Gentleman.
Price £4,200 SOLD
Height = 80 cm (32″)
Width = 90 cm (36″)
Depth = 46 cm (18″)
A lovely early 18th-century Walnut chest of drawers having caddy top with matched veneers and Ash feather banding and original pine ends. The feet remarkably at this period are original. The colour is Superb and the original elm linings are incredibly clean.
Price £2800 SOLD
A Fine Quality Chippendale period chest of drawers of superb colour. The one piece veneered top above two short and three long drawers standing on Ogee bracket feet ,the outstanding original handles are of the very best quality. The locks are also original. There is a signature on the underneath of the chest we believe to have been done when the chest was made , probably by the cabinet maker.
Price £2,200 SOLD
Dimensions: 87cm high, 95cm wide, 53cm deep
A fine and very well proportioned early 18th Century Oak Chest on Stand fitted with a secretaire drawer. It is in wonderful original condition, retaining all the original handles and legs. The chest is a nice honey colour.
Price £2,600 Sold
Height = 163 cm (64″)
Width = 101 cm (40″)
Depth = 55 cm (22″)
A Charming and rare 18th century Mahogany chest with brushing slide of superb rich warm colour and patina. The handles and wonderfully shaped bracket feet are original to the piece. remarkably the brushing slide retains its original green base and brass studs.
Price £2,800 SOLD
A Lovely 18th Century Plum Pudding Mahogany Chest Of Drawers.
Oak lined, Retaining Quality original handles and standing on the original shaped bracket feet. Good colour and patina.
A superb quality 18th century Mahogany chest of drawers of small proportions with Kingwood banding and a fine boxwood stringing. Retaining the original handles ,feet and locks. The colour and condition of the piece is wonderful. It is interesting to note that as with many of the better quality pieces of the period the Mahogany veneer of the finest quality has been veneered on a mahogany ground work.
32″ 1/2 ” wide
19″ 1/2″ deep
31″ 1/2″ high
Price £3,000 SOLD