Description & Technical information

A charming mid 18th century Chippendale period straight fronted chest of drawers. The cross-banded top with moulded edge above brushing slide and four graduated drawers unusually having aromatic cedar lining and having original elaborate swan-neck handles throughout with spiral twist column insert; on moulded plinth terminating in ogee bracket feet.

The use of aromatic cedar is highly unusual but very practical as a repellent against clothes moths. The mahogany on this beautiful chest has faded to an outstanding colour.

Note: The feet have been extended.

Date:  1760
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 83 x 89.5 x 52 cm (32⁵/₈ x 35¹/₄ x 20¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, Yorkshire.
Categories: Furniture