Antique English 17th Century William & Mary Oak & Fruitwood Geometric Two-Part Chest of Drawers (Circa 1690)

GBP 2,450.00

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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique English late 17th Century William & Mary solid oak & fruitwood geometric moulded chest of drawers, circa 1680 – 1700, constructed in two parts, with stunning colour, in excellent overall condition.

• Item: Chest of Drawers
• Period: Charles II – William & Mary
• Wood: Oak & Fruitwood
• Circa: 1680 – 1700
• Provenance: England
• Geometric design
• Two-part chest
• Moulded frame & panels
• Old replacement pear-drop handles
• Old replacement brass key escutcheons
• Working locks (with key)
• Fruitwood drawer fronts
• 4x hand dovetailed oak lined drawers
• Twin inset panel sides
• Peg construction
• Old replacement front bun feet
• Original length rear stiles
• Lovely proportions
• Stunning original polish & patination
• Good condition
• Separates into two sections for ease of access
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique English late 17th Century William & Mary solid oak & fruitwood geometric moulded chest of drawers, circa 1680 – 1700, constructed in two parts, with stunning colour, in excellent overall condition. The chest boasts a three-plank primitive moulded top, above five drawers in a two-over-three configurations. Each drawer level is constructed to appear as two separate drawers but are in fact a single full-width drawer, separated by a key escutcheon and working lock and key.

The drawer fronts are decorated with mitred geometric moulded panels and fruitwood centres, flanked by a simple oak frame; all of which is typical of this period. Each drawer features a different design. The drawers incorporate old replacement brass drop ring handles, shaped foliate brass back plates and coat of arms key escutcheons. The drawers are oak lined. The chest features solid inset panel sides, along with the original backboards and floor. The chest terminates on an elegant moulded frieze and is raised on old replacement bun feet to the front, with original length styles to the rear. The frame of the chest has been built using the traditional peg construction method. The chest breaks down into two sections, allowing for easier access, especially upstairs.

The chest features a dark rich brown oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning they have received.

This William & Mary chest of drawers would look superb in a variety of rooms, from the hallway to the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 104.2cm or 41” or 3ft 5”
Top Section Height = 46.7cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
Top Section Width = 111.9cm or 43⅝” or 3ft 7⅝”
Top Section Depth = 64.4cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
Bottom Section Height = 59.4cm or 23⅜” or 1ft 11⅜”
Bottom Section Width = 112.8cm or 44⅜” or 3ft 8⅜”
Bottom Section Depth = 63.3cm or 24⅞” or 2ft 0⅞”

The price for this item is £2,450, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This is a fine quality antique English late 17th Century William & Mary solid oak & fruitwood geometric moulded chest of drawers, circa 1680 – 1700, constructed in two parts, with stunning colour, in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and top but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass pear-drop handles, foliate backplates and coat of arms key escutcheons are old replacements. The drawers retain the original oak drawer linings. There are working locks to all four drawers (with a key). The chest stands on later replacement bun feet at the front, with the original length stiles to the rear. Chests of drawers of this age usually have replacement feet due to the period of time they have stood on damp floors. The sides, backboards and floor on the chest are original. Two additional horizontal oak boards have been added onto the back of the chest to help support the frame. Overall, this item is solid in joint and is ready to use.

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