George II mahogany fold-over top bachelor chest
George II mahogany fold-over top bachelor chest
George II mahogany fold-over top bachelor chest
George II mahogany fold-over top bachelor chest

George II mahogany fold-over top bachelor chest

c. 1740 England

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A fine English George II mahogany fold-over top bachelor chest of excellent colour, patina and of compact proportions. The figured solid mahogany, cleated, over-sailing top with rounded edge opening to provide either a layout or writing surface, supported by two retractable lopers either side of the two top cock beaded oak lined drawers. Below a further three long graduated drawers, supported on bracket feet. The chest retains its original brassware. A piece of very good quality and with its compact depth would sit very nicely in a shallow space where a standard chest may look over large.

The folder-over top on this chest defined the term “bachelor chest” and was always used to describe a slim walnut or mahogany chest with this type of extending top. The term is now used more generally to describe a small chest of drawers. Both mahogany and walnut versions of this type of chest are quite rare, with some walnut versions commanding in excess of £30,000!
Excellent. The chest has been cleaned and waxed, minor old restorations. Brassware appears to be original.
From a private residence in Kent
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Dimensions
Height 77.00 cm (30.31 inches)
Width 84.00 cm (33.07 inches)
Depth 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
Stock Code
1643
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