'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 two of the walnut chests in the Parry collection have the unusual feature of double lines of feather-banding, appearing on both the top and sides (see also lot 259). This can be clearly seen in the detail of the side, overleaf.