Small 18th century fold-over top bachelor chest

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Small 18th century fold-over top bachelor chest

£6,850.00

Small English antique 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

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Small English antique walnut fold-over top bachelor chest.

George II period, ca 1740.

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

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