C1770 George III Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Practical and elegant, this five drawer mahogany chest of drawers features bracket feet high enough to allow vacuuming. The top is simple finished with a moulding.The drawers are edged with cock beading, originally introduced to protect the drawer faces, but which give neat definition to the facade. The chest has had at least three sets of handles, probably more. There were easy to replace to produce an easy upgrade to make it conform to later fashions. The current pierced bat's wing handles we have put on ( from my favourite expert makers in America), and they utilise the original pommel borings. They match well with the bat's wing escutcheons that were already on it. The polisher has done well to retain all the "life marks" on the lush surface of the mahogany, and it rejoices in a rich and mellow patina.
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