This is beautifully crafted antique George III flame mahogany serpentine fronted chest of drawers, circa 1780 in date.
The curvaceous serpentine chest features decorative satinwood and tulipwood banding, inlaid shells and boxwood stringing, and is made from the finest quality flame mahogany. It has four graduated full width drawers and elegant brass handles above a shaped apron and it is raised on shaped 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 87 x Width 88 x Depth 57
Dimensions in inches:
Height 34.3 x Width 34.6 x Depth 22.4
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: 09307