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William And Mary 17th Century Olive Oyster Chest On Stand, Circa 1680-1690


£19,375 | $23,857 USD | €21,942 EUR
Item Number: SA816252
Date of manufacture: 17th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Alexander George Antiques Ltd.
This antique has been viewed 32 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A superb and fine olive oyster chest on stand from the reign of King William & Queen Mary (1689-1702) England.
The rectangular top with ogee moulded edge, inlaid with holly stringing in geometric patterns on a ground of olive oysters, above two short drawers and two long graduating oak-lined drawers each fitted with drop handles and centred with cast and pierced gilt cherub mask escutcheon, elevated on a stand with freeze drawer, later twist legs, shaped stretcher and bun feet.
The entire piece is beautifully veneered and incredibly well thought out. To the top alone there is over 100 hand cut oysters of olive that have each been shaped into hexagons. The long drawers are cross banded, lined with ebony, banded in olive oysters each cut into octagons, lined in ebony, cross-banded, lined in ebony again and detailed with book-matched oysters to each side in break arch reserves formed with ebony stringing. Remarkable.
It should be noted that this is an extremely accomplished piece indeed
Whether you are a collector or a first-time buyer the choice of pieces will inspire. Each has been carefully selected for its exceptional design and provenance, as well as in many instances its academic significance.
Originality and authenticity are paramount; and using our extensive knowledge and experience in furniture conservation and restoration we can ensure that our clients can buy with absolute confidence.


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


Height = 114.5 cm (45.1")
Width = 99 cm (39.0")
Depth = 54.5 cm (21.5")

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Alexander George Antiques Ltd.
Buscot Manor
United Kingdom

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