Mersham Manor Antiques
Mersham Manor Antiques is located in Ashford, UK
Small Georgian Mahogany Bachelors Writing Chest of Drawers with Provenance
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-Welcome to Mersham Manor Antiques- This is a fine 18th Century George III antique mahogany bachelors chest, with an interesting provenance. This very charming small chest has a hinged top which opens out and is supported by pull-out lopers to create a very useful writing surface. Over an arrangement of five graduating drawers with lip-moulded edges. The drawers have solid mahogany fronts, are elm lined and of dove-tail construction. Retaining the original swan-neck handles. Good rich colour with the original finish. Standing on bracket feet. To the underside of the chest is a label which names the original owner of the chest. The label reads- For Robert Ladbroke Esq At Idlicote Warwick 31 May The text is written in the Roundhand style of writing which is stylistically correct for the date of the chest. The label is pinned on with several handmade nails which also indicates and authenticates the age of the label, and just the general colour and patination of the paper which would happen naturally over time. There is also a signature before the date which is hard to decipher. Robert Ladbroke was a member of a Warwickshire family and was an English politician who sat in the house of commons from 1754 to 1770. He lived in Idlicote House Warwickshire, which was purchased by the family in 1759. The dimensions are: Height-78cm. Height opened out-76cm. Width-67cm. Depth-35.5cm. Depth opened out-71cm. Height to the underside of the writing top-73cm. If you have any questions about this item please do not hesitate to contact Us. Viewing: Viewings are available at our showroom in Kent, so please contact us to arrange an appointment-thanks. Collections: Collections in person are very welcome. We are happy to assist with loading. Accepted Payments: Cash on collection Bank transfer Cleared cheque Paypal Card
Mersham Manor Antiques has clarified that the Small Georgian Mahogany Bachelors Writing Chest of Drawers with Provenance (LA369528) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1760
In excellent antique condition, general expected minor signs of age and use. All drawers are very robust and open smoothly and evenly. Very solid sturdy and strong.
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This Small Georgian Mahogany Bachelors Writing Chest of Drawers with Provenance is located in Ashford, UK