A George II featherbanded and crossbanded walnut coffer on stand, second quarter 18th century
A George II featherbanded and crossbanded walnut coffer on stand
second quarter 18th century
with a domed caddy-moulded top and sides, with engraved lacquered brass escutcheon and carrying handles, the stand with conforming angled moulding, the interior lined with Chinese Export polychrome decorated wallpaper and the lid with handblocked polychrome chintz paper
on stand 94cm. high, 113cm. wide, 51cm. deep.
Of high quality but with typical wear and condition issues as to be expected. These issues relate to the dome form and burr walnut veneer employed. Split to top approximately 43cm. Of dry appearance and will benefit from attention, wax/polish. There is tarnishing to the brass, which is finely worked, and an unusual cavity to one handle (approximately 1.5cm wide). Losses to moulding and beading. Lock and escutcheon repositioned. Of slightly unsteady stand. The interior papers are tired with old mark The split to the top translates through to the interior. There are tears to the Chinese paper and two age cracks to the base of the interior. Patches to veneers and losses notable to legs of stand.
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