19th Century Birds Eye Maple Wood Wellington Chest

GBP 4,500.00

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Object Description

A Delightful Mid 19th Century Birds Eye Maple Wood Wellington Chest Of Seven
Drawers Retaining Original Turned Wooden Knobs Flanked By Pilasters Headed 
With Carved Corbels Raised On Original Plinth Base

(It is believed that the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur 
Wellesley, commissioned the first chest of this type, with 
a tall bank of drawers secured by just one single hinged 
locking pilaster to take with him and carry around the various 
different battlefields. From around 1820 onwards many 
variations can be found varying a great deal in terms of 
both quality and the wood which is used both externally and 
internally. This most unusual example is veneered with birds eye
maple wood which gives it a lovely decorative feel and it retains 
a good colour and patina as it has clearly been well 
loved as well as used throughout the years of its life. An advantage 
of this type of chest is that it can offer a slightly different and more 
unusual perspective to a room in terms of height and proportion 
and also of course the drawers are incredibly functional when used 
for items that you don’t want to be buried at the bottom of much 
larger drawers as can often be the case)

Object Details

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PO Box 813
MK45 9AW