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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST
The bowed, eared and reeded rectangular top above three graduated long drawers lined with blue paper, flanked by tapering reeded pilasters, on turned tapering legs and bun feet, minor veneer restorations to the top
33 in. (84 cm.) high; 44 in. (112.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59.5 cm.) deep

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The elliptic-fronted chest is embellished with Egyptian reeding and ring-bearing lion-masks in the antique manner popularised by Thomas Sheraton's publications issued around 1800. The reeding and Pompeian columns above stump feet, feature for instance on his 'secretary' pattern published in The Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and General Artist's Encyclopaedia, 1804, pl. 2.
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