Early 18th Century Oak & Walnut Chest of Drawers
A charming early 18th Century oak and walnut chest of two short drawers over three graduated drawers, all cross banded. This antique chest of drawers has an oak moulded top and oak sides which contrast well with the beautifully figured walnut. Dating from the reign of Queen Anne, the chest is constructed in two pieces, this design is typical of chests of the period. The condition is very good, the drawers run smoothly and the chest stands firmly on the later bracket feet. The handles, which are very decorative, are original on all but the bottom drawer, these have obviously been on for quite some time and are an excellent match. There is an old repair to the underside of the top, this has been well done and is not detrimental to the appearance of this three hundred year old chest. The chest bears some 18th Century lining paper to the base and back which looks like handwriting practice sheets, perhaps done in a school room or lines given out in punishment! this is another charming historical point of interest, phrases such as 'love thy neighbour' and 'give none offence', these can be seen in the photographs. This is a striking and very unusual antique chest of drawers to add impact, historic interest and decorative appeal to any interior.
Width: 40" (102cm)
Depth: 21" (53cm)
Height: 39" (99cm)