Small William & Mary oyster walnut chest
Small William & Mary oyster walnut chest
Small William & Mary oyster walnut chest
Small William & Mary oyster walnut chest
Small William & Mary oyster walnut chest
Small William & Mary oyster walnut chest
Small William & Mary oyster walnut chest

Small William & Mary oyster walnut chest

17th century England

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£16,400 gbp
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A small English William & Mary period oyster walnut chest (1689-1702). Ca 1690.

Nb. This fine antique late 17th century chest of drawers is of rare compact proportions. Inlaid with geometric oyster veneers within boxwood lines. With two short and two long drawers.
The top is superbly inlaid with complex concentric circular oyster-cut veneers and repeated heart-shaped motifs.
Brass mounts and bun feet are later but correct for period.
In the late 17th century bold cross-grain mouldings were invariably applied around the front and sides of the top and bottom of the carcass and, together with the half-round mouldings to the drawer dividers, are an important confirmation of authenticity.

A rare collector's item of good colour.

Refs:

Ralph Edwards CBE FSA notes two chests of the same period in ’The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’, Hamlyn Publ, London, Fourth Impression 1972, p 202, illustr. 14 (Bourne Park, Kent) & illustr. 16 (J. Thursby Pelham Collection).

Christie's sold a very similar but larger William and Mary period chest @ £18,750 “with restorations and replacements”, 21 January 2010, lot 26.

Clevedon Salerooms sold an oyster walnut chest "originally on a stand" for £23,600 plus a 15% premium, on September 2nd 2000.

Excellent
William and Mary style - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_and_Mary_style
Dimensions
Height 74.00 cm (29.13 inches)
Width 81.00 cm (31.89 inches)
Depth 52.50 cm (20.67 inches)
Stock Code
BHA 1060
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