A rare and very fine George I burr walnut bachelors chest of diminutive size and in remarkable original condition. The fold-over hinged top with intricate feather-banding inlay opening to a beautifully figured walnut surface, over four long drawers terminating in bun feet, with double half round mouldings throughout.
Retaining its original handles and escutcheons and bun feet.
Private Collection, New York
Height: 30.75 in (78.1 cm) Width: 28.75 in (73.03 cm) Depth: 13.75 in (34.92 cm)
This exceptional George I burr walnut bachelors chest features interesting decoration with double lines of feather banding running vertically in the centre of each drawer simulating individual short drawers. Another fine example of this desirable form is illustrated in Adam Bowett’s Early Georgian Furniture 1715-40 (p. 107). Bowett highlights the rarity of ball feet and half round mouldings.
Depth closed: 13¾ in (35 cm)
Depth open: 27 in (69 cm)