18th Century Walnut Silver Chest

GBP 8,800.00

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Object Description

A Charming And Rare Early 18th Century Walnut Silver Chest, Having Superbly Figured Hinged Lid With Attractive Herringbone & Crossbanded Decoration Enclosing Storage, Boasting Fabulous Original Brass Lock Escutcheon And Plate, With Brass Carrying Handles To Sides, Raised On Original Three Drawer Stand With Replacement Brass Handles And Original Shaped Bracket Feet.

This absolutely lovely piece of early 18th century furniture is really quite something. It boasts fabulous untouched colour and patina and is constructed from lovely, highly figured walnut veneers. The overall construction, when considering the period in which it is made is extremely robust and high quality.

The silver chest also boasts a wonderful original engaved brass lock escutcheon and plate which really add to the appeal of the piece and it is really quite rare indeed for this sort of thing to have survived the test of time. The feet of the stand are also almost certainly original and although the handles to the drawers are replacements they are very much in keeping with what would have been in place original.

Silver chests of varying shapes, sizes, designs and qualities were of course extremely popular in antique times due to the high value placed on the family silver and the of course the fact that there were many visitors plus a high turnover of staff in grand 18th century homes. By having a robust silver chest to store all of the families treasures in at the appropriate time the family could be sure that it would be well protected.

As with all items which we offer for sale this 18th century walnut silver chest has been inspected and attended to in our workshops by our highly skilled, trained antique furniture restorers, where it has also received a natural wax polish to ensure it is ready for immediate placement within the homne before being offered for sale.

Circa 1720.

Height 39in.
Width 54.25in.
Depth 25in.

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1525 719300
+44 (0)7801 428701

Dealer Location

PO Box 813
MK45 9AW

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