A rare George I miniature oak chest, signed and dated
By Thomas Reynolds, dated 1728
With two short over three long graduated drawers, within moulded frame, with ogee apron descending to bracket feet, the base dust board bearing the inscription May the 21st 1728 made For Mrs Mary Reynolds by /Thos Reynolds in Bell Lane, Spittle fealds, 55cm wide x 26.5cm deep x 56cm high, (21.5" wide x 10" deep x 22" high)
- Additional reference literature: illustrated and discussed by Adam Bowett in Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740, pp. 99 - 101, where he states that this chest 'is the earliest firmly dated English chest of drawers with bracket feet as original fitments'.