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Exceptional George I Oak Chest on Stand with Scallop Shell and Trifid Feet

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Exceptional George I Oak Chest on Stand with Scallop Shell and Trifid Feet

SHORT DESCRIPTION
An exceptionally original George I oak chest on stand in superb condition and with a beautiful colour and deep natural patination.
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DIMENSIONS
43 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 71 inches high. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1720

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
An exceptionally original George I oak chest on stand in superb condition and with a beautiful colour and deep natural patination.

The chest with full oak lined drawers and many high quality rare details including a beautifully shaped apron centred with carved scallop shell, wide cabriole legs with shapely carved borders and terminating in substantial trifid feet. Original timber throughout including backboards and top boards, the handles have a fabulous patina and have smooth edges and surfaces from hundreds of years of use, love and polish. 

The upper cornice with rarely seen cushion shaped drawer (more commonly seen on late 17th Century scriptors) and cabriole legs with scallop shell date this chest on stand to the early 18th Century, it was made by a skilled cabinet maker and craftsman in the period 1715 to 1725.

Very solid and sturdy, extremely heavy, practical and usable. All of the drawers open and close properly and retain their original linings and rebated side runners. About a dozen old worm holes - long since treated and dead. The back legs have been re-tipped as is usual in such old stands professionally done about a century ago and by a small margin - not at all noticeable except on very close inspection with a bright torch.

Absolutely stunning with a lovely colour.

Strongly recommended.