Antique English Victorian Flame Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers (Circa 1860)


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Object Description

This is a superb quality antique English Victorian flame mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, with generous proportions, circa 1860, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Chest of Drawers
• Circa: 1860
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Flame Mahogany
• Serpentine design
• Exquisite satinwood inlay detail
• Foliate carved & fluted quarter columns
• Generous proportions
• Four working graduated drawers
• Hand dovetailed oak lined drawers
• Cross banded drawer fronts
• Original turned ebony knobs with mother-of-pearl inlay
• Original working locks, with working key
• Original serpentine plinth
• Fine quality
• Lovely rich colour & patination
• Good original condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a superb quality antique English Victorian flame mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, with generous proportions, circa 1860, in excellent original condition. The chest has been traditionally French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. The chest boasts a well-defined serpentine front, with a bank of four graduated drawers and foliate carved, fluted quarter columns. The drawers feature cross banded fronts and boast their original turned ebony knobs, finished with mother-of-pearl inlay. The drawers are constructed with hand dovetailed mahogany drawer linings with pastel green paper lining. The drawers also retain the original working locks and a working key. The drawers run smoothly and close flush to the frame. The chest is raised on the original serpentine plinth. The back of the chest retains the original back boards. This item stands firm on the ground, is solid in joint and ready to use.

The chest features a lovely rich mahogany colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This chest would look superb in a variety of rooms, from the hallway to the bedroom. This chest would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Height = 82cm or 32¼” or 2ft 8¼”
Width = 104cm or 41” or 3ft 5”
Depth = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”

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 Victorian flame mahogany chest of drawers is in excellent original condition. Nominal old used marks to the leading edges and frame, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The chest has been traditionally French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. There is a lovely rich colour and patination to the timber. The drawers boast cross banded fronts, dovetail construction, paper lining and the original working locks, with working key. They also retain their original turned ebony knobs, with mother-of-pearl inlay. The drawers close flush to the frame. The chest stands on its original serpentine plinth and retains the original backboards. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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