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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Antique George III Serpentine Chest Drawers c.1775"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
This antique chest is made from the finest quality flame mahogany, you can see the beautiful grain of the wood. There are four capacious full width drawers with beautiful oval brass handles. The chest stands on elegant bracket feet.
This piece is truly unique and is guaranteed to bring beauty and charm to your home for many years to come.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 85 x Width 107 x Depth 59
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches
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.
Our reference: 06506
318 Green Lanes