George II period mahogany fold over bachelor’s chest

A small English George II period mahogany fold-over top bachelor’s chest.

W: 2’ 8’’ (81 cm)
D: 16’’ (41 cm)
H: 31 1/2’’ (80 cm)

BHA 1201

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A small English George II period mahogany fold-over top bachelor’s chest. Ca 1750.

Of good rich colour and old patination.

This small Georgian – mid 18th century – bachelor’s chest is in solid mahogany.

With two short and three long drawers.

Original mounts and locks throughout. Raised on its original bracket feet.

Overall in excellent condition.


Arthur Negus illustrates a similar antique bachelor chest on p. 151, fig. 75, in his book ‘English Furniture’ (1969). He states: ”these are extremely rare…’’

Ralph Edwards CBE FSA in his ‘Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’, Hamlyn (Fourth edition 1972) illustrates on p. 205, fig. 24, a bachelor chest, dated 1720-1725, of the same configuration.

Nb. A comparable mahogany bachelor’s chest with fold-over top was sold Sept 2003 at Christies for £11,950 inc premium.

Nnb. Sometimes the top surfaces have been later set with a leather writing surface. This feature significantly reduces value.