A George I walnut and featherbanded bachelor's chest

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Lot 149
A George I walnut and featherbanded bachelor's chest

£ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 37,000 - 50,000
The Collection of an Architect; The Old Rectory, Kent
A George I walnut and featherbanded bachelor's chest
The moulded folding top with matched veneers above an unusual drawer configuration of a single long drawer above a block of four short drawers with deep long drawer below, on later turned feet, the sides with brass carrying handles, 82cm wide, 39cm deep, 80cm high (32in wide, 15in deep, 31in high).

Footnotes

  • A closely related Bachelor's chest sold Christie's London 'The Parry Collection', 24 April 1997, lot 308 (see: Adam Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture, 1715-1740, 2009, p. 107, pl. 3:24).

    The present lot features a distinctive and unusual configuration of drawers. The channelled mouldings framing the drawers are also of a rare form and represent an evolution of the more typical double or single bead-rail mouldings introduced during the late 17th century. The loop handles with circular back-plates relate to published early 18th century designs for furniture handles (see Nicholas Goodison, 'The Victorian and Albert Museum's Collection of Metalwork Pattern Books',Furniture History Society Journal, 1975, p. 26 pl. 6).
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A George I walnut and featherbanded bachelor's chest
A George I walnut and featherbanded bachelor's chest
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