Small 18th century walnut fold over top bachelor chest

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Small 18th century walnut fold over top bachelor chest

£6,850.00

Small English walnut fold-over top bachelor chest. George II period, ca 1740.

Only 2'6'' wide, in red walnut and in original state, including brassware.

h 30''
d 14''
w 2’6''

BHA 1035

Description

Small English solid red walnut fold-over top bachelor chest.
Only 2’6” wide, and in original state, including brassware. Oak linings.
George II period, ca 1740.

DIMENSIONS:
Height 30.5 inches (77 cm)
Width 30 inches (76 cm)
Depth 14 inches (36 cm)

Nb. Arthur Negus illustrates an identical bachelor chest on p.151, fig 75, in his book on English Furniture, publ. 1969. He states: ”These are extremely rare, particularly in walnut.’’
Ralph Edwards in his ‘Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’ illustrates on p. 205 fig. 24, a bachelor chest, dated 1720-1725, of the same configuration, but veneered in walnut.

When in walnut these antique bachelor chests can fetch very high prices, often in excess of £25,000.

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