Description & Technical information

Note: One escutcheon is of later date. The ornate brass handles are all original.
Every aspect of this fine chest of drawers, such as the exceptional quality of the wood, the unusually shaped feet with very bold and simple mouldings, and the out-swept front, is consistent with the practices of the Chippendale workshop. Other notable features in the Chippendale style include the S-shaped escutcheons and finely chased rococo handles often used by the firm, the horizontally layered blocking behind the bracket feet, and the typical red wash. Taken together, all these elements leave little doubt about the authorship of the chest of drawers.
The lack of transport holes on the underside suggests a London destination, but without further evidence firm allocation to a specific house is not possible.

Date:  1765
Period:  George II
Origin:  English
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 84 x 91.5 x 56.5 cm (33¹/₈ x 36 x 22¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Furniture