London, South Kensington
3 July 2002
A CARVED OAK CHEST, YORKSHIRE, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with a moulded twin plank lid above a profusely carved triple panel front, each panel with lozenge detail and flanked by figural uprights below a frieze carved with grotesque serpent-like creatures, with two scroll carved drawers below and trailing berried foliate stile feet, initialled M C -- 47in. (120cm.) wide, 31in. (79cm.) high, 21in. (54cm.) deep
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Much of the individual deeply carved detail present on this lot appears on a selection of items attributed to Yorkshire in Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture of the British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979, pp.467-480.
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