A George I period burr walnut chest of rare small proportions.
This rare English early 18th century caddy-top chest retains good rich colour and patina.
Four graduated cockbeaded, oak-lined working drawers. Brasses original.
In excellent condition throughout.
Ralph Edwards CBE FSA, Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, Hamlyn (Fourth edition 1972) ills. on pp. 204-205.
Herbert Cescinsky, English Furniture Of The Eighteenth Century, George Routledge & Sons (1911) vol. I, p.157, fig.172 & p.161, fig.176.
Nb. There are very few surviving examples of walnut chests from ca 1720 with these small proportions.