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Reference : Important English Furniture 7th November, 1997, Sothebys lot 16. The ends of the drawers, sides and top of this chest, in the manner of Gerrit Jensen, are inlaid with the same single, running leaf border.
This magnificent chest of drawers displays inlaid decoration which is characteristic of the work of Gerrit Jensen who was cabinet maker to the Royal Household from the reign of Charles II to that of Queen Anne. In addition to this, both the colour and configuration of the walnut veneers are exceptional, as is the proportion and condition of the piece.
The exiles who returned home with Charles II were fueled with a desire for increased comfort in their homes, and began to replace chests and coffers with chests of drawers in the bedroom. Chests of drawers veneered with walnut, the tops and drawer-fronts inlaid in the fashion of contemporary tables reflected the growing passion for luxury. This piece plays a role in the final stages of the evolution of English marquetry, succeeding the polychrome birds and flowers of the later years of Charles II’s reign. The style of inlay is characteristic of borders found on the finest, seaweed marquetry of William III.
|Height||59.00 cm||(23.23 inches)|
|Width||89.00 cm||(35.04 inches)|
|Depth||97.00 cm||(38.19 inches)|
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