Antique English Queen Anne / Georgian Figured Walnut Two Piece Chest of Drawers (Circa 1710)


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Object Description

This is a superb quality antique English Queen Anne / George I figured walnut chest of drawers, with feather banding, circa 1710, with stunning colour, in good condition.

• Item: Chest of Drawers
• Period: Queen Anne / George I
• Wood: Walnut
• Circa: 1710
• Provenance: England, UK
• Two-over-three design
• Quartered veneer top
• Feather cross-banding
• Moulded frame
• Working locks & keys
• Later brass handles
• Original “side hung” drawer runners
• Primitive hand dovetailed joints
• Oak lined drawers
• Peg construction
• Later bracket feet
• Lovely small proportions
• Splits into two sections
• Stunning original polish & patination
• Good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique English Queen Anne / George I figured walnut chest of drawers, circa 1710, with stunning colour, in good condition. The chest has been constructed with two small drawers above three larger graduating drawers, and splits into two sections for easy carrying. The top of the chest benefits from stunning quartered walnut veneers, decorated with feather inlays, cross banding and an ovolo moulding.

The drawer fronts are also decorated with feather inlay against a backdrop of mirror matched figure walnut veneers, flanked by a pretty moulded frame; all of which is typical of this period. The drawers feature later brass handles and back plates, which are of superb quality. The drawer’s feature old replacement steel lever locks (with working key), possibly from the later Georgian period.

The drawers are oak lined and are primitively constructed with hand dovetailed joints. The drawers slide on the original primitive central oak channels and runners. The sides of the chest boast the original decorative walnut veneers, along with the original backboards. The chest terminates on an elegant moulded frieze and is raised on later bracket feet (possibly late Georgian period). The frame of the chest has been built using the traditional peg construction method.

The chest features a mellow walnut 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 item 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.

Height = 92.4cm or 36⅜” or 3ft ⅜”
Width = 95.9cm or 37¾” or 3ft 1¾”
Depth = 55cm or 21⅝” or 1ft 9⅝”

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.

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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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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 chest is in good condition considering the age of the item. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and top, specifically, old marks, scratches and small watermarks (see photos) but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass handles and back plates to the drawers are old replacements. There are working locks to all drawers; these appear to be old replacements (possibly late Georgian). There is also a working key. The chest is raised on later bracket feet (possibly late Georgian). Please note, chests of this age usually have replacement feet due to the period of time they have stood on damp floors over the centuries. The sides and backboards on the chest are original. There has been evidence of historical woodworm to the back; however, it has been thoroughly treated. Please note, antique furniture of this age and in particular furniture constructed of walnut was susceptible to traces of woodworm, as it was a softer timber. The chest was originally constructed in two sections (it has not been adapted in later years this way). The chest retains its original polish and patination, which is why the chair a boasts a stunning warm colour.

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