Catalogue No. 1785
This is a mid 19th century (c.1840) oak and mahogany chest of drawers. The chest stands on shaped bracket feet and has three long drawers, below two short drawers (one is compartmentalised into three small and one long sections), with a row of three narrow drawers above. The drawers retain their original brass swan neck handles. The chest has triple reeded mahogany pilasters to each side. The rails and top are also mahogany (it is not unusual to find items of this age constructed using a variation of timber. When new the colours would have been very contrasting but have now mellowed with age).
A good clean and useful chest, suiting a larger room. There is an ink stain to the corner lining of the compartmentalised drawer (commensurate with age and usage), which can be easily covered with lining paper. No other marks, scratches or repairs.
123 x 50 x 124 cm (W x D x H)