This is beautifully crafted antique George III flame mahogany chest of drawers, circa 1780 in date.
The rectangular top is superbly inlaid with a central oval satinwood patera with inlaid boxwood lines.
It has two half width drawers over three graduated full width drawers fitted with elegant brass handles all with inlaid satinwood fans in the corners with boxwood stringing and raised on bracket feet.
This piece is truly unique and is guaranteed to bring beauty and charm to your home for many years to come.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 92 x Width 94 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 36.2 x Width 37.0 x Depth 19.7
Thomas Sheraton – 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as “best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.” Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called “flame mahogany.”
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
Our reference: 09570