George III Mahogany Bachelors Chest of Drawers


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  • £2,450.00
  • €2,941 Euro
  • $3,337 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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George III Mahogany Bachelors Chest of Drawers

The George III period plum pudding mahogany carcass of beautiful proportions with a fabulous overall colour, the caddy top over a typical bachelor type Georgian arrangement of four graduated and cockbeaded long drawers, brass escutcheons and brushing slide, with later knob handles and original planked back, the whole sitting on shaped bracket feet, and possibly by Gillows and surviving from the last quarter of the eighteenth century.

The condition proves very sound. We administered some internal work to the runners so that the drawers, which are oak lined, glide smoothly, the whole proves sturdy and in good original order with a super colour. The bracket feet are all original, whilst the handles are later but suit almost better than the original drop handles. We have waxed her to retain the current patina and finish. The green baize to the brushing slide is original or close to and has some small holes to its surface.

Although the term ‘bachelors’ chest’ came to mean any small chest of drawers, originally the bachelor's chest was a multi-purpose piece of furniture, perfect for a single gentleman occupying a small bachelor's pad. English in original and small, shallow and relatively low they always have three to four drawers, usually graduated; with the first examples dating from the late 17th century whereby the top was hinged and could fold out to become a writing surface. The brushing slide was used from folding clothes to writing notes.

A timeless and top-drawer quality piece of furniture if you excuse the pun.


  • H: 86cm (34in)
  • W: 84cm (33.25in)
  • D: 46cm (18.25in)



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'Doe & Hope specialise in decorative, rare and unusual antiques from around the world with a particular interest in the atmosphere that surrounds an object, taking a cinematic approach in the presentation of our inventory. Our house style is probably best described as theatrical; being a concoction of old money, dramatic decorative, and faded gentility, with common themes of both humour and the macabre running through our inventory, that includes both academic and playful objects.

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