A rare George II walnut and crossbanded chest of drawers, unusually inlaid with name and date

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Lot 200TP
A rare George II walnut and crossbanded chest of drawers, unusually inlaid with name and date

Sold for £ 8,750 (US$ 12,032) inc. premium
A rare George II walnut and crossbanded chest of drawers, unusually inlaid with name and date
The quarter-veneered top with inlaid chequered lines and crossbanded edge, centred by the inlaid name 'Esther Bugby' over the date '1751', with two short over three long graduated and lip-moulded drawers, all crossbanded and line inlaid, on scroll-shaped bracket feet, 94cm wide x 55.5cm deep x 94cm high, (37in wide x 21 1/2in deep x 37in high)

Footnotes

  • There are two women named Esther Bugby, or Bugbee, recorded in Essex in the mid-18th century. The first, Esther Broadjent, née Thonniton, married a John Bugbee of Malden, Essex in 1764, so cannot be the Esther whose name was recorded on this chest in 1751. A more likely candidate for its owner was the Esther Rust who married another John Bugby in Great Waltham, Essex in 1736. The year 1751 would have marked the 15th year of their marriage. The existence of two John Bugbys in Essex, both married to women called Esther, means that it is hard to be certain of the fate of the second of these two couples. The first John Bugby died shortly after his marriage, in 1765; his widow, Esther, lived until 1800.
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A rare George II walnut and crossbanded chest of drawers, unusually inlaid with name and date
A rare George II walnut and crossbanded chest of drawers, unusually inlaid with name and date
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