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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM 'BILL' TILLMAN

A near pair of George II cocuswood bachelor's chests, second quarter 18th century
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM 'BILL' TILLMAN

A near pair of George II cocuswood bachelor's chests, second quarter 18th century
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A near pair of George II cocuswood bachelor's chests, second quarter 18th century
the quarter-veneered tops above a hinged fall-front, with later tan and green leather insets, opening to reveal a concealed rising compartment with an arrangement of mahogany lined pigeon holes flanked by six short drawers, above two short dummy drawers and two long graduated drawers on bracket feet, one with later bracket feet and lacking concealed brass castors, restorations
smaller unextended 78cm. high, 78cm. wide, 38cm. deep; 2ft. 6¾in., 2ft. 6¾in., 1ft. 3in.
larger unextended 79cm. high, 78cm. wide, 39cm. deep; 2ft. 7in., 2ft. 6¾in., 1ft. 3¼in.
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Provenance

One with Phillips of Hitchin Antiques and exhibited in the Grosvenor House Fair, 8-23 June 1966

Catalogue Note

This striking near pair of chests, their cocuswood veneers ingeniously employed to achieve bold geometric patterns, must surely hail from the same London workshop. Rare survivors, the concealed fitted interiors are an unusual and distinctive feature.

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