A George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers c.1780

GBP 975.00

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Object Description

The George III period mahogany carcass of appealing small proportions with a solid overall colour, the caddy top over a typical bachelor type Georgian arrangement of four graduated and cockbeaded long drawers having the original peacock blue paper linings and retaining the original brass drop handles and original planked back, the whole sitting on shaped bracket feet, and surviving from the last quarter of the eighteenth century.

Object History


Object Literature

Although the term ‘bachelors’ chest’ came to mean any small chest of drawers, originally the bachelor’s chest was a multi-purpose piece of furniture, perfect for a single gentleman occupying a small bachelor’s pad. English in original and small, shallow and relatively low they always have three to four drawers, usually graduated; with the first examples dating from the late 17th century whereby the top was hinged and could fold out to become a writing surface.

Of the most appealing proportions allowing it to slide into an apartment or city dwelling with ease.

Object Condition

The condition proves very sound. The bracket feet and handles are all original though the drawers lack the original locks aside from the bottom drawer. We have waxed her to retain the current patina and finish, with some old spillage staining marks to the front drawers as photographed. The blue paper lining to the drawers is a nice bonus as it is the original paper.

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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