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A George I Scarlet Japanned Mule Chest

ENGLAND, circa 1720

An extremely rare and fine George I period scarlet mule trunk. The lifting top decorated with various scenes of oriental figures in landscapes. The front, similarly decorated, with islands, bridges and fishing boats with an elaborate chased central escutcheon plate over two short and one long drawer similarly decorated and retaining their original brass handles and escutcheons. The sides decorated with sprigs of flowers and with original engraved lifting handles. The whole raised on four turned bun feet. Glorious japanned decoration. A wonderful and very rare piece of furniture.

Provenance

By repute, the collection of Lord Nelson
Private Collection, UK

Stock number

L03.14
Height: 30.00 in (76.2 cm)
Width: 43.50 in (110.49 cm)
Depth: 22.99 in (58.39 cm)
An extremely rare and fine George I period scarlet mule trunk. The lifting top decorated with various scenes of oriental figures in landscapes. The front, similarly decorated, with islands, bridges and fishing boats with an elaborate chased central escutcheon plate over two short and one long drawer similarly decorated and retaining their original brass handles and escutcheons. The sides decorated with sprigs of flowers and with original engraved lifting handles. The whole raised on four turned bun feet. Glorious japanned decoration. A wonderful and very rare piece of furniture.
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