MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
A really stunning Victorian Mahogany chest of drawers with
gloriously figured veneers, spiral coloumn supports and
cute little bun feet to support it all.
This style of chest is often called a Scottish chest
as the style originated in Scotland.
The drawer configuration is visually deceiving.
There is a shallow 'secret' drawer in the top (no handles)
The three lower drawers with ebonised handles all look
to be the same depth but although the first two are the
bottom drawer is acutally as deep as the draw front and
what looks to be the base it is sitting on.
It measures 112cm wide x 127cm high and 54cm deep.
In very good antique condition
One side does has a couple of narrow splits (see photo)
but not bad and easily filled in with wax so not obvious.
There will be knocks and bumps but no real damage to note.
The drawer runners have been professionally restored in recent
times which means many years of aggravation free usage
to look forward to (ie no struggling with sticking drawers).
This might sound minor but the average furniture restorer
these days charges in excess of $800 to do this job
so this is a serious bonus.
The colour of the chest is the more mellow caramel colour
like photo 1 and the last photo - the redder photos are
using the flash so ignore the colour in these (my hand
is a bit too shaky these days to get a good shot without
the flash on these days so my apologies).
It dates to around 1875 - 85 and was always a high quality
piece of furniture - then and now - 130 odd years on.
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