Catalogue No. 1892
This is a late 17th century (c.1690) ash and oak chest of two short and three long drawers. The chest stands on stile feet and is of panelled construction, with a single panel of ash to either end. The drawer fronts are also ash, displaying a good grain, and are cross-banded with a narrow band of fruitwood. The chest is fitted with replacement brass engraved plate handles to match the original escutcheons. The chest is a warm honey colour. In overall good condition, the chest is full of charm and displays character, including age related wear in places, which is commensurate with a chest of this age. There is one old repair to one back leg and some old and extinct woodworm holes to either end panel (see images).
96 x 53 x 90 cm (W x D x H)