17th Century Marquetry Chest On Stand

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.

£18,500 SOLD

Dimensions

Height = 130 cm (51.2″)
Width = 106 cm (41.7″)
Depth = 58 cm (22.8″)

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