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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 240

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST

    CIRCA 1770, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST
    CIRCA 1770, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH
    With concave front and sides, the shaped rectangular crosbanded top above four long graduated drawers, with canted sycamore-inlaid angles and shaped bracket feet, the handles replaced, the backboards possibly replaced
    32 in. (81 cm.) high; 41 in. (104 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    An inlaid ribbon wreathes the top of this pier-commode chest, which reflects the 1780's antique fashion popularised by Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, (1793). Pearls enwreath the golden bas-relief paterae which embellish the 'Grecian' hollowed front; while the projecting pilasters are flowered with Love's lilies. They issue from golden fillets that frame gothic-arched tablets, such as the Edinburgh firm of Young, Trotter and Hamilton introduced in 1796 on tables supplied for Holyrood (see D.Jones, The Edinburgh cabinet and chair-Maker' Book of Prices 1805 - 1825, Edinburgh, 2000, fig. 33).

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    Provenance

    Wm. Hemsworth & Son, 8 Fishergate, Ripon, Yorkshire, September 1959, where bought by the present owner for £160.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 240 -248)