Large Serpentine Chest of Five Drawers

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An unusually large serpentine chest of drawers. Each of the five graduated drawers are outlined with a carved "braided" beading and mounted with the original ormolu handles. The edge of the top is carved with a ribbon-and-rose motif and the front corners of the case are carved with tri-cluster columns. Standing on bracket feet which are also well carved with a cabochon. The figured timber is of exceptional quality. Similar examples are found in the drawings of Mayhew and Ince.

  • Circa 1765
  • Origin English
  • Stock# 22235
  • Width 54"
  • Depth 26.5"
  • Height 49"