The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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173

A George II oak chest on stand, circa 1750

Sold for £1600

Est: £1200–1800

A George II oak chest on stand, circa 1750, the unusual foliate carved cushion frieze above two short and three long graduated drawers, flanked by engaged fluted pilasters, the base with three further drawers centred by a stylised shell motif, on tapering cabriole legs headed by shell terminals and stylised claw feet, 164cm high, 100cm wide, 57cm deep

Marks, knocks, scratches, abrasions consistent with age and use,
Handle plates to the top sectional all originals, some of the swan-neck handles are replacements, the base section the plates are replacements, one with swan-neck handle lacking, the pulls to the lowest two drawers also replacements, plugged holes where previous handles have been. Polish residue to the handles and plates.
Locks all old but not original, no keys present with the lot,
Some evidence of woodworm, mainly to the oak drawer linings
The cushion frieze with blind drawer, the base boads loose,
The top panels all appear to be later replacements,
Old splits and cracks mainly to sides, area of loss,
One short drawer with loss to corner and top edge,
The feet with chips and losses also some evidence of woodworm,

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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