Early English Queen Anne Period Blanket Chest
Circa Mid-18th Century, probably 1730-50, Original Brasses
Item # 120003IIP25
This listing is for an 18th Century English Queen Anne Period Blanket Chest over Two Drawers, c. 1730-50. It is a wonderful piece with incredible glow - with deep layers of polish over a well developed patina, the chest is absolutely eye-catching. It has an original three board top, lifting over original hand forged iron hinges secured with rose head nails throughout to reveal a large clean space with a small box on the left. The chest uses pegged tenon-mortise construction to lock the frame around panels that are chamfered to rabbet into the frame. Original polished brass pierced batwing pulls and escutcheons grace the two drawers and the lid lock. The chest rests over replaced bracket feet with well formed molding that wraps around the bottom over the feet. The back of the chest reveals through-tenons along the frame with three rough panels that slide into the divided frame to make up the back - heavy kerf marks from the long straight saw are still visible across the unfinished surfaces of these raw oxidized boards.
This is an outstanding designer piece for anyone that is looking to bring a very unique and special statement piece into their home. It is not collector quality, having too much rebuilding for a collector's taste, but the rebuilding has made it fully functional for an antique enthusiast who enjoys living with their antiques and using them actively. It is a graceful piece, the warm glowing finish catching the sun and bringing life to any setting. With comfortable proportions and incredible strength in all joints, this is a unique piece that is beautiful in every way, still young from the restoration to last many generations to come with proper care.
Measurements: 47" wide x 20 1/4" deep x 30 3/4" high
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