This rare chest on stand has a superb colour and is of a tidy appearance. The cock-beading to the drawers is oak. And all the drawers have recent good fabric linings. The sides of the upper sections with typical (stable) splits. The stand with some later angle brackets.Typical movement to the yew and surface scratches around handles and lock plates. Slightly unsteady stand. Evidence of old worm at the back and fragmenting to the backboards at this sight.
A charming object which is ready to use. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."