The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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149

A William III walnut and crossbanded cabinet, the cabinet circa 1695

Sold for £1500

Est: £1500–2000

A William III walnut and crossbanded cabinet, the cabinet circa 1695, the stand late 19th/ early 20th century, the moulded cornice and cushion drawer above a pair of doors opening to an arrangement of eleven drawers centred by a small cupboard opening to three further drawers, the stand on turned tapering legs joined by an X shaped stretcher, 150cm high, 102cm wide, 51cm deep

Marks, scratches and abrasions comensurate with age and use
Old splits and chips, some sections of replacement to veneer and some old repair including use of wax filler. A charming 18th century nailed iron repiar exists to part of the rear edge of the top and overlaps a part of the rear panel. To the small interior door there are old strips of veneer replacement.
The rear panel appears original.
Of polished appearance but the surface appears original
There is an old vertical split towards the centre of each of the doors as is often found with cabinets of this age and type.There is also a similar split to the door of the fitted interior. These splits have variously been disguised previously with wax filler and to the reverse of the doors with slender fillets of timber. See images
The handles to the interior are later replacements, as are the door hinges and key escutcheons.
The lock to the door, the key and the door catches appear original.
Please refer to additional images for visual reference to condition
As catalogued, the stand is of later date but has age and is well made.

The Fine Sale

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

Viewing

Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am

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