17 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A WILLIAM AND MARY LABURNUM, BROWN OAK, FRUITWOOD AND PARQUETRY OYSTER-VENEERED CHEST
Crossbanded overall and inlaid with boxwood lines, the moulded rectangular top with a geometric panel surrounding diminishing circles, above a pair of short drawers each with a shaped panel and three long graduated drawers each with two conforming panels, with walnut sides, on a moulded base with George II burr-walnut shaped bracket feet, the front feet tipped, inscribed in paint to the reverse '455'
39 in. (99 cm.) wide; 37½ in. (95 cm.) high; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep
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A William and Mary burr-walnut chest with similar geometric panels on the drawers was sold by a Philadelphia Collector, Christie's New York, 30 January 1993, lot 170.
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