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Rare Queen Anne Elm and Burr Elm Chest of Drawers c. 1710

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Rare Queen Anne Elm and Burr Elm Chest of Drawers c. 1710

SHORT DESCRIPTION
A rare and charming Queen Anne provincial chest of drawers
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DIMENSIONS
37 inches high, 35 inches wide and 17 inches deep. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1710
PRICE
£1,100

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FULL DESCRIPTION
A rare and charming Queen Anne provincial chest of drawers made almost entirely in solid elm and retaining original solid elm drawer linings running front to back and with nailed up finish and the hand azed boards. Each drawer with simple and attractive brass loop handles - possibly original or otherwise early and in original holes. Escutcheons and locks - some original and some later with the bottom drawer lock no longer present.

Entirely usable and solid with marks, dents and wear consistent with age and use. The drawers are extremely substantial and solidly made with no weakness. Carcase is peg jointed. Bracket feet are oak and are old but later, top is a single elm board and has been refinished.

With a beautiful colour and extremely heavy and sturdy, the phase one construction throughout so that the drawers slide on runners fixed to the inner carcase.

A lovely small country chest in rarely seen solid elm and burr elm - with faults and later elements as described and as reflected in my price - but basically original and utterly charming and in very good condition for age.