The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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Lot no.

159

A William & Mary olivewood and walnut oyster veneered chest of drawers

Sold for £8000

Est: £8000–10000

A William & Mary olivewood and walnut oyster veneered chest of drawers, circa 1690, the crossbanded top with holly stringing throughout highlighting the design incorporating flowerhead and crescent motifs, above two short and three long graduated drawers above a moulded frieze and turned bun feet, 87cm high, 95cm wide, 57cm deep

Marks, scratches and abrasions consistent with age and use
Old chips and splits
Some sections of replacement
Evidence of old worm
Please refer to additional images for visual reference to condition
Handles and escutcheons are not original but in period style and have age
Fixtures of handles vary between some, adapted to secure
Feet are later but faithful to style
Cleaned condition
Some lifting in areas to veneer to minor extent
Evidence of later varnish to surface
Some minor warping and division between planks forming 'floor' of drawer linings
Old splits to right side panel with some division (see images)
Lacking lock to top right hand drawer
Remaining locks likely associated but 18th century, some screws to secure are lacking and others are later
When drawers are removed, evidence of later varnish to edges of carcass and some later strips of timber to aid running of drawers
Drawer linings cleaned and with some minor later fillets of timber to replace/ repair
Rear panels have age and possibly original

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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