A George I stained burr elm and walnut Chest,

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Lot 84
A George I stained burr elm and walnut Chest,

Sold for £ 5,377 (US$ 7,330) inc. premium
English Furniture
the quarter veneered crossbanded top above two short and three long drawers, with walnut sides on later bracket feet, 100 cm. wide, 57 cm. deep, 92 cm. high.

Footnotes

  • It is now widely accepted that much furniture which was commonly thought to be Mulberry is in fact stained burr elm, maple or alder. The popularity of these veneers in the 1690-1730 period is thought to stem from its tortoiseshell-like appearance. The use of tortoiseshell in the fashionable and expensive and highly skilled work of A.C Boulle clearly had an effect on cabinet makers working in England, the London firm of G.Coxed and T.Woster employed pewter stringing in combination with 'mulberry' a further acknowledgement of the Boulle style. If Mulberry wood is ebonized to reinforce its markings it does not take the staining effectively whereas with elm, maple and alder the porous parts of the woods retain the dark streaks giving this dramatic tortoiseshell-like appearance.
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