18th Century Red Walnut Chest on Stand
A rare early 18th Century Solid Red Walnut Chest on Stand of good colour in very original condition with Walnut cross banding to the drawers and the original cabriole legs with carved feet. The handles are good period examples, we believe they have been replaced shortly after the piece was made as they are of the correct period with a patina surrounding them that you would not get if the handles were replaced later in the life of the piece. Looking at the small holes to the inside of the drawers we can see that the first handles fitted were of the weaker snipe fastening type and we believe they may have been too weak for the large drawers so were replaced with the stronger nut and bolt type.
Holmes Antiques has clarified that the 18th Century Red Walnut Chest on Stand (LA223603) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1730
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