17th century oak and walnut chest


An English 17th-century oak chest with walnut inserts.

Height: 33
Width: 37″
Depth: 22″.

Circa 1660.

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An English 17th-century oak and walnut chest of drawers. Charles II period (1630-1685).

The drawer fronts with walnut inserts. The substantial moulded top has cleated ends.
Containing four full-length pull-out drawers, the top drawer fitted with divisions, and centered by an unusual applied carved panel.

All drawers with side runners typical of 17th-century construction.
Raised on short ‘stile’ feet.
The ends are paneled, and the base retains the original bold moulding.

Brass key escutcheons apparently original, the ring handles are 18th-century replacements – which are very much in keeping.
Excellent condition overall, with an old waxed surface of very good rich colour.