6 April 2000
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CHEST
The shaped rectangular top, crossbanded and inlaid with boxwood lines, above a long drawer enclosing a green baize-lined slide and compartments with a small drawer to the right side, above a further three long graduated drawers flanked by stop-fluted angles, on shaped bracket feet, the metalwork original, the top drawer re-fitted, the feet partially replaced
39½ in. (100.5 cm.) high; 43¼ in. (109.5 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep
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A similar serpentine chest with stop-fluted angles was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 18 November 1982, lot 167.
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