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PROPERTY FROM A AMERICAN DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION

A William III walnut and fruitwood marquetry chest of drawers
circa 1700
Estimate
5,0007,000
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47

PROPERTY FROM A AMERICAN DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION

A William III walnut and fruitwood marquetry chest of drawers
circa 1700
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Celebration of the English Country House

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A William III walnut and fruitwood marquetry chest of drawers
circa 1700
the rectangular top with central oval decorated with two birds among scrolling floral forms and similar inlaid spandrels above a molded edge, the two short and three long graduated drawers with maching oval panels and the side panels with inlaid arched reserves, raised on bun feet.  Losses.
height 33 1/2 in.; width 37 3/4 in.; depth 21 1/2 in.
85.1 cm; 95.9 cm; 54.6 cm
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Catalogue Note

The marquetry to this chest of drawers is typical of the late 1680s and is similar to that of a chest of drawers, illustrated, A. Bowett, English Furniture 1660-1714, 2002, p. 197, pl. 7:3, and a cabinet, p. 198, pls. 7:4, 7:5, 7:6. Bowett, op cit., describes this marquetry as being 'new, less figurative [than that of the Charles II period] . . . the designs essentially two-dimensional, with an emphasis on symmetry rather than variety. Foliage and flowers were heavily stylised, with shading and perspective kept to a minimum or entirely absent'. Of particular interest are the marquetry stylized animal heads to the centers of the long drawers. A related chest of drawers was sold in these rooms, October 16-17, 1987, lot 79, another was sold, October 16, 2009, lot 20 ($13,750).

A Celebration of the English Country House

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New York