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It has a decorative stepped cornice, above three short and three long graduated cockbeaded drawers. The piece is flanked by attractive reeded canted corners. There is slightly projecting base with four further full width drawers.
The base is skirted and stands on ogee bracket feet.
The beautiful original brass handles and escutcheons are all present and this beautiful chest on chest is further complimented by the boxwood line inlay and the ebony and boxwood crossbanding around the cornice.
It is a very handsome and practical piece of furniture which would look amazing in your bedroom.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 198 x Width 102 x Depth 56
Dimensions in inches:
Height 78.0 x Width 40.2 x Depth 22.0
Mahogany is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.
Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.
Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.
Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).
Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.
|Height||198.00 cm||(77.95 inches)|
|Width||102.00 cm||(40.16 inches)|
|Depth||56.00 cm||(22.05 inches)|
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