A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS, CIRCA 1775, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
the dentil and blind-fret cornice above an arrangement of two short and ten graduated drawers either side of a cupboard containing five pull-out trays, the base with four short and four long drawers
192cm. high, 152cm. wide, 58.5cm; 6ft. 3½in., 4ft. 11¾in., 1ft. 11in.
Of unusual form and in store for at least 50 years. In un-touched condition, with a heavy surface coat of dirt. One gilt-brass handle lacking. Paint splatters and chips and losses to veneers. Because of the dirt it is hard to ascertain the wear/surface of mahogany. Chips and losses to cockbeading throughout and some moulded details. Some locks possibly replaced.
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Inventory, 1949, 'An unusual Chippendale mahogany wardrobe, the top part fitted two cupboard doors, enclosing sliding trays with an outer border of ten drawers, four long and four short drawers under, fret frieze and dental cornice, 4’10” wide' in a Bedroom