George III Period Mahogany Serpentine Commode Chest
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George III Period Mahogany Serpentine Commode Chest (c. 1765 England)

An important and rare George III period mahogany serpentine commode chest, attributed to Thomas Chippendale. This is a very elegant and restrained chest, of particularly fine quality and in quite extraordinary condition; it glows with an 'untouched' rich patina. The moulded edge top sits over a most glorious serpentine front of a baize lined slide over four graduated drawers, all radiating with perfectly bookmatched fanned flame veneers, set with the original finest ormolu metalware. The most unusual feature being a single central axe handle slide pull over exquisitely chased diamond shaped escutcheon covers running the central line of the veneered drawers. The shaped bracket feet have a rounded leading corner, perfectly in line with the outline of the overhanging top. The proportions, deep serpentine, quality of materials and construction and finely executed details relate to examples of Chippendale's work at Wilton, Mersham-Le-Hatch and Paxton. Research of the provenance and authorship is ongoing. Therefore please contact us for an up to date picture.

Condition In wonderful 'untouched' condition, superb colour and patina, retaining the original ormolu metalware.