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Antique English Georgian Chippendale Mahogany Tallboy / Chest On Chest (circa 1770)

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Yolanda Gray Antiques


This is a fine quality antique English Georgian Chippendale period mahogany chest on chest, boasting a stunning colour, circa 1770, in good original condition.

• Item: Chest on Chest
• Circa: 1770
• Style: Georgian / Chippendale
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Cavetto cornice
• Dentil cornice
• Blind fretwork frieze
• Fluted canted corners
• 8 graduated drawers in total
• Brushing slide
• Oak lined drawers
• Original brass swan neck handles & escutcheons
• Original working drawer locks (with working key)
• Hand dovetailed drawers
• Bracket feet
• Stunning original colour & patination
• Good condition
• Dismantles into 2 sections
• Ideal for clothes storage
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

The design of this chest is influenced by the Chippendale period, which was popular between the years of 1750 – 1790. The chest on chest boasts classic Chippendale detailing from the cavetto dentil cornice, blind fretwork frieze and fluted canted corners. The chest boasts a protruding cavetto dentil cornice, with a decorative blind fretwork frieze, above a graduated eight-drawer configuration. The chest consists of two halves with an elegant moulding and a brushing slide separating the midpoint. The top section is smaller than the bottom section, which consists of two graduated drawers below three small drawers. The top section is decorated with fluted canted corners. A stunning mellow mahogany colour adorn the front of the chest and the drawers are finished with mahogany cock beading, which exhibits a touch of sophistication to this piece. The drawers are constructed with hand dovetail joints and are lined in oak. The drawers boast the original brass swan neck handles and backplates. The lower section comprises of three graduated drawers, with a simple moulded apron to the underside terminating on bracket feet. The chest retains its original backboards. The item is a two-piece chest; it dismantles into two two sections for easy transport and access into the house. This is an ideal item for the bedroom or landing as it provides significant storage space for clothes.

External Height = 183.7cm or 72?” or 6ft 0?”
Top Section Height = 99.4cm or 39?” or 3ft 3?”
Top Section Width = 110.4cm or 43½” or 3ft 7½”
Top Section Depth = 53.4cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Base Height = 85.3cm or 33?” or 2ft 9?”
Base Width = 108.8cm or 42Ύ” or 3ft 6Ύ”
Base Depth = 52.4cm or 20?” or 1ft 8?”

Condition Report:
The chest on chest is in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, frame, sides and drawer bottoms, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The drawers are constructed with hand dovetail joints and are lined in oak. The drawers boast the original brass swan neck handles and backplates. The drawers close flush to the frame and retain their original working locks (with key). The chest also stands on bracket feet and incorporates the original backboards. This chest boasts its original polish, which ensures a fantastic mellow colour and patination to the mahogany. The chest is well constructed, solid in joint, does not wobble and is ready to be used.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 183.7 cm (72.3")
Width = 110.4 cm (43.5")
Depth = 53.4 cm (21.0")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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