25 March 2010,
Price realised GBP 34,850
GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000
A GEORGE II WALNUT AND BURR-WALNUT CHEST ON CHEST OR TALLBOY
The rectangular moulded cornice and cavetto frieze above three short and three long cross and feather-banded graduated drawers in the upper section, and three long cross and feather-banded graduated drawers in the lower section, on bracket feet, the metalwork original, the back inscribed in chalk 'MRS GOSSAGE X YEOVIL'
71¼ in. (181 cm.) high; 42 in. (107 cm.) wide; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep
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The chest on chest evolved in the second quarter of the 18th century from the earlier chest on stand. They were also known as 'double chests'. The sale of the stock-in-trade of Francis Croxford in 1733 included 'fine walnut-tree chests-upon-chests'. A very similar chest on chest is labelled by the St John's Square, Clerkenwell cabinet-maker Giles Grendey and dated to circa 1750 and illustrated in A. Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740, Woodbridge, 2009, pp. 118-120 & pl. 3:48.
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Mrs Gossage, Yeovil.
Bought from Cook of Marlborough, 2006.
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