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Late 17th Century Continental Walnut & Tortoiseshell Collector’s Chest Of Drawers


£3,250 | $4,073 USD | €3,743 EUR
Item Number: SA707380
Date of manufacture: Before 1700
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 29 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A highly decorative late 17th century (circa 1690) Continental walnut and tortoiseshell collector’s chest of drawers, possibly Anglo Spanish or Anglo Portuguese, on later supports.
This chest consists of a walnut top with bone and walnut line decoration leading down to the arrangement of drawers.
Although the drawers have the appearance of seven drawers there are actually five: the top, third and fourth drawers all being long with two smaller drawers below the top drawer.
The drawers being highly decorative and consisting of fruitwood and ebony banding with central tortoiseshell panel with ebony and bone line decoration, the sides being veneered with figured walnut.
Originally the chest would probably have had wooden knob handles, the brass handles and escutcheons being a later addition dating from the Arts & Crafts period (1880-1910) - it is not uncommon for handles etc. to be replaced at some time due to changing fashions over the years.
Originally the chest would probably have been supported by a stand but again changes have been made probably in the late 19th century where turned and ebonised legs and castors have been added.
This chest is in excellent condition for age with some old repairs, it is of stable construction and can go straight into a home and is a very versatile piece.
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Internal Ref: LVS911


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Before 1700.


Height = 71.5 cm (28.1")
Width = 68.5 cm (27.0")
Depth = 29 cm (11.4")

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