A Fine and Original 18th-Century George II Figured Mahogany Caddy-Topped Bachelors Chest with Brushing Slide, Circa 1740.
Attributed to Giles Grendey
The chest is ‘caddy’ moulded to the styles and top above a brushing slide over four long oak-lined graduating drawers, each cock-beaded and bearing their original detailed swan-kneck gilded handles, circular backplates, raised skeleton escutcheons and locks. The chest is raised on all four of its original solid mahogany bracket feet.
Fine caddy-topped chests are rare and favoured by collectors.
The celebrated maker Giles Grendey was born at Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire in 1693. His workshop was at Aylesbury House, St. John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London and is most famously known to have supplied an order to the duke of Infantado for his castle of Lazcano in Spain.
It should be noted that the chest is of superb colour and richly patinated.