A rare early-18th century japanned chest of drawers on a faux-tortoishell ground

A rare early-18th century japanned chest of drawers on a faux-tortoishell ground

1685 to 1725 England

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The plank top with a moulded edge and decorated with a chinoiserie scene of a man inside a fenced garden with a pheasant perched amongst foliage, a dog in the foreground and a bird flying overhead inside a linear border. The front with two short drawers, retaining their original re-gilded handles, and three long drawers with replaced re-gilded handles, the locks and escutcheons original. The drawers decorated with elegant figures in landscape scenes, birds, animals and floral sprays, and the insides in red and gold . The sides decorated with rectangular borders. Standing on re-placed bun feet. The carcass constructed from oak and pine, the drawers lined in oak. Decoration re-freshed (see photographs), some drawers re-lined. Excellent colour and patination. English, first quarter of the 18th century.

Dimensions
Height 97.00 cm (38.19 inches)
Width 101.00 cm (39.76 inches)
Depth 58.00 cm (22.83 inches)
Lucy Johnson

Lucy Johnson
Mailing address: Bartons Lodge
Berry End
Eversholt
Burford
Bedfordshire
MK17 9EB
England

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