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17th Century Marquetry Chest Of Drawers


£12,000 | $16,320 USD | €14,014 EUR
Item Number: SA670973
Date of manufacture: 17th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Holmes Antiques
This antique has been viewed 40 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.


A rare and fine late 17th Century English walnut and marquetry chest of drawers in very good original condition.
The top is a particularly fine example of this type of work, using contrasting light and dark woods. This style of marquetry became fashionable for those able to afford it towards the end of the 17th century and examples similar to this can still be found in some of the finest houses of the period. The top features stylised dolphins and birds.
Examples of this type of chest have been well documented in books on the subject of Antique English Furniture. This piece is a Chest of Drawers unlike many that are in fact the top half of a chest on stand. The bun feet seen here are replaced in the correct manner but the blocks underneath to which they attach are original , this along with the thumb mould to the edge of the top instead of a cornice mould show that this chest had no stand and sat originally on bun feet.
Holmes Antiques was established in 1932
We are a family business with a shop on Haworth Main Street in West Yorkshire.
We specialise in early English furniture
With the emphasis on quality, originality, colour and surface.
David Holmes has developed a reputation in the antique trade as one of the country's leading experts on early English Oak, Walnut and Mahogany furniture.
Christian Holmes is the 4th generation of the family to deal in Antique furniture


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Height = 92 cm (36.2")
Width = 99 cm (39.0")
Depth = 58 cm (22.8")

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Holmes Antiques
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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