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A Charles II carved oak mule chest,
late 17th century
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,400 GBP
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59
A Charles II carved oak mule chest,
late 17th century
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Age of Oak & Walnut

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A Charles II carved oak mule chest,
late 17th century
the boarded cover above a foliate scrolled frieze and four fielded panels with floral motifs, the apron with two drawers
82cm. high, 165cm. wide, 56cm. deep, 2ft. 8½in., 5ft. 5in., 1ft. 10in.
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Catalogue Note

The finely executed foliate frieze appears on a lot offered in The Oak and Country Sale, Sotheby's Olympia, April 26th 2006, lot 89. This William and Mary settle incorporated a similar frieze with near identical carving. Although not possible to attribute the two pieces to the same hand it would be a logical suggestion. The settle incorporated 'tent-pole' finials, often characteristic of pieces from Lancashire and the Cheshire Plain. If the piece was by this same hand then the same geographical attribution would be likely. See Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979, p. 481.

The Age of Oak & Walnut

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