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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY CHEST-ON-STAND

    MID-18TH CENTURY

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    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY CHEST-ON-STAND
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    The open scrolled dentilled pediment centred by a shell flanked by flowerheads, above seven graduated drawers with original handles flanked by stop-fluted pilasters, above a shaped apron, on cabriole legs headed by shells, on paw feet, the underside with a fragmentary label printed 'J. Hopson ...' and the reverse with a fragmentary depository label printed 'MRS CHAPLIN April 20th, 1903. J. Hopson'
    72½ in. (184 cm.) high; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep


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    This form of tall chest, with seven graduated drawers, in the manner of a French semainier, is quite common in Ireland and does not appear to be found in England. A very similar example with graduated drawers, fluted sides, broken pediment and squared paw feet is in the collection of The Montgomery family, Convoy, Co. Donegal. (The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, fig. 204, pg. 255).

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    Provenance

    Mrs Chaplin, 20 April 1903.