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The origin of the chest on chest is on the cusp of George II's reign ending in 1755. This is because of the use of cuban mahogany and the style of the overall proportions. The beautifully figured canted sides to the lower half of the chest on chest are good characteristics of the mid 18th century. The Greek key moulding to the cornice and the steel locks indicate George II furniture, however the ivory lozenge shaped escutcheons were not a common feature of that period suggesting that it is a piece of early George III furniture.
The chest on chest is made in two pieces and has the benefit of being low in height, with a fixed solid top. This is so that the top may be dressed with blue & white porcelain indicating that due to the formality of this piece of furniture, it could have been made for an important part of the house.
|Height||170.00 cm||(66.93 inches)|
|Width||120.00 cm||(47.24 inches)|
|Depth||56.00 cm||(22.05 inches)|