A Fine William and Mary Olive Oyster and Laburnum Chest, Circa 1680-1700


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Object Description

The rectangular cross-grain Laburnum moulded holly banded top is veneered in well-chosen olive oysters laid in geometric patterns incorporating roundels and corner arc quadrants inlaid in holly. Similarly, the holly-banded sides are entirely covered in well-chosen olive oysters.

Divided by cross-grain D-mouldings, the two short over three long oak-lined holly banded graduating drawers are decorated with book-matched olive oysters, each inlaid in opposing atypical break arches of holly. Raised on solid ash bun feet.

The chest is incredibly well proportioned, visually beautiful, unusual and of very good colour and patination.

Object Condition

Wear consistent with age and use. Age-related marks as to be expected on a chest dating from the late 17th century. The escutcheons are possibly original. Two period keys are present. Superb colour and patination.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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Dealer Location

Buscot Manor

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