George III Chippendale period chest of drawers, of pleasing colour and desirable compact proportions
English, c. 1760
The rectangular top with applied moulded edge, over a brushing slide with brass axe head pull handles, above an arrangement of four long graduated oak lined cockbeaded drawers, retaining the original locks, keyhole escutcheons and gilt brass swan neck handles with circular back plates, over a further moulding to the base with four shaped bracket feet. Veneered in well-figured fiddleback mahogany throughout.
Fine antique condition, great colour, striking grain and superb patina. Particularly sought after, diminutive size, only 31 in wide overall.
For a similar example see Christie’s, Important English Furniture, 15 April 1999, lot 115.
Height: 31 in / 78 cm
Width: 30 in / 76 cm (across side boards); 31 in / 78 cm (across feet)
Depth: 18.5 in / 47 cm