'The sides of a piece of furniture were seldom, even in good quality pieces, decorated with more than a cross-banded edging, and this generally on the front and back edges only. Sometimes a very fine quality piece had the sides bordered with a band of herring-bone inlay contained in a cross-banding edging. This, however, was extremely unusual.' R.W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p.108.
Remarkably, the Parry Collection includes two walnut chests with this unusual feature of double lines of feather-banding, one roughly 1½in. inside the other, appearing on both the top and sides. This can be clearly seen in the detail of the top, aswell as lot 212.
The handles and back-plates are identical to lot 261.