This is a lovely rustic antique English Georgian provincial solid chestnut chest / trunk, originating from the Staffordshire moorlands, with a stunning grain configuration and mellow colour, with large proportions, circa 1760 – 1780, in good original condition.
• Item: Large Chest / Trunk
• Circa: 1760 – 1780
• Provenance: Staffordshire Moorlands, England, UK
• Period: George III
• Wood: Solid chestnut
• 5ft 1⅞” wide
• Provincial / rustic design
• Single plank moulded top
• Original candle box with lid
• Original steel carrying handles
• Original steel strap hinges
• Original iron key escutcheon
• Working steel lock (with key)
• Traditional hand-dovetail & pegged construction
• Ideal as a storage chest / TV stand
• Significant storage space
• Good original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a lovely rustic antique English Georgian provincial solid chestnut chest / trunk, originating from the Staffordshire moorlands, with a stunning grain configuration and mellow colour, with large proportions, circa 1760 – 1780, in good original condition. Uncovered from a country house in the Staffordshire moorlands, this chest is of primitive / provincial design. It has been constructed with a single-plank chestnut top, with a cleated reeded moulding, above single plank sides, front and back. Retaining the original iron strap hinges, steel carrying handles and key escutcheon, it also features a working steel lock (with key). The interior is clean, dry, practical and usable. The lid retains its original steel strap hinges, which are in good working condition. The interior comprises the original candle box, with lid, also retaining its original floorboards and backboards. The trunk base sits directly on the floor. The back of the trunk retains its original panels along with the original floorboards. The chest has been cleaned and wax-polished by hand in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination are of an excellent standard.
This storage chest would look great in a variety of rooms, as a decorative piece in the hallway, to the living room or bedroom as a TV stand, or ottoman or blanket box at the foot of the bed etc.
This beautiful piece boasts a mellow 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 it has received.
Height = 64cm or 25¼” or 2ft 1¼”
Width = 157.3cm or 61⅞” or 5ft 1⅞”
Depth = 64.5cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
Free UK Delivery*:
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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 www.yolagray.com for further items and information.