• Item: Chest of Drawers
• Period: William & Mary
• Wood: Oak
• Circa: 1690
• Provenance: England
• Geometric design
• Twin-plank top
• Moulded beaded frame & panels
• Old replacement dropring brass handles
• Original brass key escutcheons
• Original working locks (with key)
• Butt jointed oak lined drawers
• Inset panel sides
• Peg construction
• Old replacement bun feet
• Lovely small proportions
• Stunning original polish & patination
• Good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
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This is a fine quality antique English William & Mary oak geometric moulded chest of drawers, circa 1690, with stunning colour, in good condition. The chest boasts a twin-plank primitive moulded top, with a simple carved frieze above four drawers. The drawer fronts are decorated with mitred geometric moulded panels, flanked by a pretty moulded and beaded frame; all of which is typical of this period. Each drawer front features a different geometric design. The drawers incorporate old replacement brass drop ring handles and the original brass key escutcheons. The top two drawers retain the original working iron lever locks; the bottom two original locks are faux / dummy locks. There is a key that works the top two locks. The drawers are oak lined and are primitively constructed with butt joints. The sides of the chest boast the original decorative inset panels, along with the original backboards. The chest terminates on an elegant moulded frieze and is raised on old Victorian replacement bun feet. The frame of the chest has been built using the traditional peg construction method.
The chests feature a dark rich brown oak 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 they have received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, from thehallway to the bedroom. This itemwould certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height = 92cm or 36¼” or 3ft 0¼”
Width = 96.5cm or 38” or 3ft 1”
Depth = 55.5cm or 21⅞” or 1ft 9⅞”
This chest is in good condition considering the age of the item. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and top but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The brass drop ring handles are old replacements; the brass key escutcheons are original. The drawers retain the original drawer linings. The top two drawers retain the original working iron lever locks; the bottom two original locks are faux / dummy locks. There is a key that works the top two locks. The chest stands on old replacement Victorian turned bun feet. Chests of drawers of this age usually have replacement feet due to the period of time they have stood on damp floors. The sides and backboards on the chest are also original. Overall, this item is solid in joint (not loose or wobbly) and is ready to use.
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