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CHIPPENDALE PERIOD SERPENTINE CHEST ENGLISH CIRCA 1765

Origin England
Period 18th Century
Materials Mahogany
Dimensions
W. 41 in; H. 32 in; D. 23 in;
W. 104.14 cm; H. 81.28 cm; D. 58.42 cm;
Condition Good. Wonderful natural patination .
Creation Date 1765
Description A PARTICULAR FINE EXAMPLE OF AN ENGLISH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CUBAN MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CHEST - COMMODE OF DRAWERS VERY MUCH IN THE STYLE AND PERIOD OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE SENIOR. WITH A MOST INDIVIDUAL EXAGERATED SHAPING TO THE CORNERS OF THE TOP WITH THE ORIGINAL BRUSHING SLIDE TO THE TOP DRAWER. MOST IMPORTANTLY RETAINING THE ORIGINAL LAQUERED GILT BRONZE HANDLES. THIS PIECE HAS THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF BEING IN WHAT THE TRADE CALL "UNTOUCHED CONDITION". NOT BEING RE-POLISHED AND HAVING THE MOST GLORIOUS PATINA IS WHAT PERIOD ENGLISH FURNITURE IS ALL ABOUT. SUITABLE FOR THE EARNEST COLLECTOR THIS IS A PRIZED PIECE FOR THE CONNOISEUR.

SLIP OF VENEER.....MAHOGANY SWIETENIA MAHOGANI, S. MACROPHYLLA AND S. HUMILUS OF WHICH THE FIRST TWO WERE OF COMMERCIAL IMPORTANCE IN THE 18th AND 19th CENTURIES. FROM ITS INTRODUCTION IN THE EARLY 1760 s HONDURAS MAHOGANY BECAME MAINSTAY OF THE ENGLISH FURNITURE TRADE, BEING WIDELY AVAILABLE.

PROVENANCE PRIVATE COLLECTION UK

DIMENSIONS Width 41 inches Height 32 inches Depth 23 inches

POA
Styles / Movements Chippendale, Georgian, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number ml1234
Incollect Reference Number 488030
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