London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
TWO SIMILAR REGENCY OAK AND EBONY LINE-INLAID CHEST OF DRAWERS
DESIGNED BY WILLIAM ATKINSON CIRCA 1811, POSSIBLY BY GEORGE BULLOCK
Each with two short and three long drawers between inlaid uprights, on ebonised turned feet, one foot later, one stencilled to the back with the initial 'P' (three times),
37¾ in. (96 cm.) high; 41½ in. (105.5 cm.) wide; 20½ in. (52 cm.) deep and 37¾ in. (96 cm.) high; 44 in. (112 cm.) wide; 22½ in. (57 cm.) deep (2)
Supplied to David, 3rd Earl of Mansfield (d.1840) and by descent at Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland until sold Christie's King Street, 24 May 2007, lots 402 and 403.
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William Atkinson's hand-drawn sketch for 'Drawers for Bedroom' (Scone Palace Family Archive) illustrates alternate designs and illustrates the ebony line-inlaid uprights similar to those seen on the present chests.
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