Fine 18th Century Mahogany Chest of Drawers

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

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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″)


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Small 18th Century Mahogany chest of Drawers

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.
30″ wide
18″ deep
32″ high

Price £2,800 SOLD

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18th Century Mahogany Chest Of Drawers

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.

37″ wide
20″ deep
35″ high

Price £1,450

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Fine 18th Century Mahogany and Kingwood Banded Chest

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

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18th Century Walnut Chest Of Drawers

A fine and rare small George 1st Burr Walnut chest of drawers of good colour and patina with caddy top and brushing slide. Good clean original oak linnings throughout. Handles replaced in keeping with the period.

29″ 1/2  wide
18″ 1/2  deep
30″ 1/2  high

Price £6,500 SOLD

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Small 18th Century Mahogany Chest OF Drawers

A wonderful small 18th century chest of drawers with brushing slide retaining its original handles and locks, of superb colour and patina. Oak lined and Standing on its original bracket feet.  It is worth noting the quality and condition of the chest which extends to the back that is nicely paneled.
29.05″ wide

Price £3,800 Sold

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William and Mary Walnut Chest

A Fine 17th Century William and Mary Figured Walnut chest of drawers of lovely warm Colour and patina. Handles replaced some time ago in keeping with the period as are the bun feet. The original pine linings are in good clean condition.

37″ wide
21″ deep
36″ high

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16th Century Nonsuch Chest

A Rare 16th Century Nonsuch chest in remarkably original condition.
The chest is of dovetail construction using highly figured oak all cleanly planed except for the underneath which has been left showing the original riving of the timber. The top is battoned on the sides and front allowing the lid to fit over the chest itself. The top and ends are panelled out with a squared dark and light wood inlay enclosed in light stringing. The caring handles are original except for one back plate and two fixing snipes. The front is completely covered in parquetry using predominately light and dark woods. There are two inlaid pediments, below which are inlaid arched panels supported by columns and moulded capitals, all enclosed with a bead and spindle inlay. The centre panels are inlaid with towers depicting the central tower of the nonsuch palace, the whole enclosed with elaborate borders of checker work. The base of the chest is finished with a bead and go shaped Oak mold. A plinth has been made probably in the 18th century on which the chest now sits. It can easily be removed. The tinned hinges are original as we believe is the lock although it has been altered. Percy Macquoid in his book, A History Of English Furniture, States {on opening the lid the original tinned hinges can be seen}. Page 127.
For similar chests see page 42-43 , Plates 47-48 in Early English Furniture, By Cescinsky and Gribble,
due to striking similarities in these chests it is highly likely they were made in the same workshop. Most likely by immigrant  German workers who settled in southwork , London.

The Palace of nonsuch, at Cheam in Surry was built by Henry V111 and was regarded as one of the wonders of England. Built from the designs the Italian painter and architect Toto del Nunziata who lived over twenty years in England. in 1555 the Earl of Anundel purchased the palace, then in 1591 sold it to Queen Elizabeth, who it is said when in residence- was excellently disposed to hunting, for every second day she is on horseback and continues the sport long. Nonesuch remained in the possession of royalty until 1670 when Charles 11 presented it to his mistress Barbra Palmer who then proceeded to have the place demolished ,selling off the materials. A water colour painting by Joris Hoefnagle dated 1582 shows the three towers with onion shaped cupolas such are represented in the panels of nonsuch chests. This is some evidence to suggest the English origins of these chests. There is also an engraving from [Paul Hentzners travels] which is probably the one which enspired Furniture makers of the time. The towers in this chest are of the central tower of the Palace.

Price £12000

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Walnut Bachelors Chest

A Burr Walnut William and Mary style Bachelors Chest.
Basically a cut down 17th century chest of drawers, with very good burr walnut matched veneers.

31″ wide
14″ deep
30″ high

Price £2300 SOLD


Oak Chest Of Drawers SOLD

Gorge 1st chest of drawers in highly figured Oak of pleasing small proportions. Retaining nicely shaped original bracket feet. Handles replaced in keeping with the period.
30″ wide
18″ deep
31″ high

Price £1950 SOLD

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Mahogany Tallboy

18th century Mahogany Tallboy of nice proportions. In Good original condition. Having good quality figured Mahogany veneers, Original handles, canted fluted corners, original feet and the original grained pine ends.

41″ wide

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Early 18th Century Oak Chest

A remarkably clean early 18th century chest of Drawers in very good original condition, retaining original handles and locks.
Wonderful rich warm colour. Feet replaced.

circa 1705

39″ wide
23″ deep
37″ High

Price £1600

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Oak chest of Drawers

Interesting early 18th century Oak chest of Drawers of relatively small proportions with canted fluted corners, Burr Elm banding and sycamore stringing.
The top is inlaid with a sun burst in Sycamore and bog Oak.
It is rare to see such a chest with original inlay in the top.
The linings of the piece are original and in pine. Handles later in keeping with the period.

Price £1,800
34″ wide
19″ deep
33″ high

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Miniture Rosewood Chest Of Drawers

Late 18th century miniature chest of drawers in solid Rosewood including the nicely dovetailed linings . superb glowing colour and patina, retaining all the original brass knobs  with traces of original gilding.

circa 1790

Price 1200


8″ wide ,7″ high, 5″ deep

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Figured Oak Chest Of Small Proportions

A Rare 18th century Oak chest of drawers of pleasing small proportions and excellent      colour. In completely original condition, retaining the original handles and remarkably the original feet. An interesting feature of the chest is the mold on the top runs along the back edge which is most unusual. The fact that the chest is narrow back to front makes it good to fit into a small room.

Circa 1740

Price 2,000    Sold

Dimensions 29″ wide
16″ deep
35″ high

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Walnut And Yew Chest Of Drawers

A fine 17th century highly figured walnut and yew wood banded chest of drawers with half round beading in fruit wood. The top is set out with a geometric pattern typical of the better quality pieces of this early period. The chest is a lovely rich warm colour and retains all its original guided brass drop handles. A rare chest in very original condition.

Price £6500 SOLD

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Burr Elm Chest Of Drawers

A fine 17th Century chest of drawers. In striking burr elm matched veneers, superb colour and in good original condition. retaining all original oak drawer linings. Handles replaced in keeping with the period.

38″ wide
22″ deep
35″ high
Price £8,500

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Mahogany Chest Of Drawers

18th century mahogany chest of draws of good colour and fine figured timbers . Oak draw linings . Handles of the period although not original to the piece.

35 and a half ” wide
21 and three quarter ” deep
32 and a half” wide

Price £1600 SOLD

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Small Oak Chest Of Drawers

Lovely little Gorge 1st chest of draws in solid oak of nice rich warm colour and patina ,retaining the original brass ring drop handles . The proportions and originality of this piece make it special.

30″ wide
30″ high
18″ deep

Price £1850   Sold

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