Antique English Georgian Chippendale Style Mahogany Chest on Chest With Linen Cupboard (Circa 1900)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Georgian Chippendale Style chest on chest, of unusual design, with a small linen cupboard section, constructed from solid mahogany, in the Edwardian period, circa 1910, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Chest on Chest / Cupboard
• Circa: 1910
• Style: George III / Chippendale
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Protruding moulded cornice
• Profuse geometric carvings
• Lovely quality figured mahogany moulded panelled doors
• Satinwood stringing
• Original brass door locking latches to left door
• Original shaped brass drop handles to doors
• Original brass swan neck handles on circular escutcheons
• Working locks & keys to door and drawers
• Hand-dovetailed graduated oak lined drawers
• Original backboards
• Original ogee feet
• Fantastic solid construction
• Original polish & patination
• Classic Chippendale styling
• Splits into 3 sections – easy access into rooms
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique English Georgian Chippendale Style chest on chest, of unusual design, with a small linen cupboard section, constructed from solid mahogany, in the Edwardian period, circa 1910, in excellent original condition. The chest is decorated with profuse geometric blind fretwork carvings beneath the cornice, including the door panels, drawer fronts and front corners of the top section. The top section supports a drop down (detachable) protruding moulded cornice, above two panelled mahogany doors. The left door retains its original brass locking latches, while the right door retains its original brass strip (a sign of quality) and working lever lock (with working key). The two doors open up to reveal an open useful storage area (ideal for storing bedding). Below, is a bank of six graduated drawers, with two drawers to the lower half of the top section and four more drawers to the base section, in a two-over-two configurations. The drawers are constructed with fine hand dovetail joints; the drawer linings and bottoms are constructed from solid oak. The drawer fronts feature the original brass swan neck handles, as well as working locks, with a working key.

The linen press is raised on its original moulded feet (which is rare to see, as these are usually replaced with changing fashions or get damaged over time). The linen press also features the original backboards. The linen press dismantles into three sections (cornice, top and base) allowing easy access up the staircase into the bedroom.

This is a sought-after chest on chest due to its decorative Chippendale blind fretwork carvings and its useful small cupboard. The linen press is designed in the classic Chippendale style, with profuse Geometric Chinese blind fretwork carvings.

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 it has received.

This Georgian mahogany linen press is an excellent investment but also very practical for storage and would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Total Height = 182.9cm or 72” or 6ft
Top Height = 106.2cm or 41⅞” or 3ft 5⅞”
Top Width = 112.6cm or 44⅜” or 3ft 8⅜”
Top Depth = 52.6cm or 20¾” or 1ft 8¾”
Base Height = 78.7cm or 31” or 2ft 7”
Base Width = 109.9cm or 43¼” or 3ft 7¼”
Base Depth = 53.4cm or 21” or 1ft 9”

The above height dimensions relate to when the top and base are separated. The “total” height is the measurement you require when measuring to make sure it is the correct height for the room.

The price for this item is £1,950, 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.

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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.

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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.

Ref. 46695

Object Condition

This Chippendale style mahogany chest on chest is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering its age. Both doors close and lock comfortably. There are no splits to the panelled mahogany doors (which is common in linen presses). The doors lock using the original brass working lever lock (with working key). The drawer fronts retain their original brass swan neck handles & circular escutcheons, as well as working locks, with working key. The press is raised on its original top-quality moulded feet (which is rare to see, as these are usually replaced with changing fashions or get damaged over time). The linen press also features the original backboards. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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