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Fine Quality Early C19th George IV Period "Wellington" Chest Of Drawers In Rare Gonšalo Alves Timber.


£3,300 | $4,599 USD | €3,846 EUR
Item Number: SA646682
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
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Fine quality early C19th George IV period "Wellington" chest of drawers in rare Gonšalo Alves timber.
Exceptional 7-drawer Wellington chest of good proportions and scale , in striking and rare imported Brazilian Gonšalo Alves , often referred to as "Tiger wood" .
The 7 graduated drawers all fitted with their original turned wooden knob pulls . The drawers locked by the folding upright bar to the right-hand-side which secures the whole chest.
The top of the stile to each side surmounted by a well-carved and executed acanthus scroll corbel . The highly-figured top with a simple square block edge echoing the architectural form, and the whole raised on a plinth base . The reverse with original panelled back-boards.
Superb quality of construction throughout with finely-cut hand-made dovetails to the mahogany-lined drawers .
The use of the rare and exotic Brazilian Gonšalo Alves timber combined with the quality of manufacture and design , point to a strong attribution to the esteemed and illustrious firm of cabinet-makers , Gillows of Lancaster . The firm were known to favour the use of this arrestingly-figured timber during this period , and numerous documented items are illustrated and discussed in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" by Susan E. Stuart Vols.I and II.
Though unmarked or stamped , as many Gillows pieces were , we feel confident that this is a highly probable conclusion and attribution .
In excellent original condition, with a striking colour and rich patination .
H 50"
W 24"
D 16"
England c.1830
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 199


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 125 cm (49.2")
Width = 60 cm (23.6")
Depth = 40 cm (15.7")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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