Miniature Mule Chest


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Miniature Mule Chest

A finely made little mule chest, mahogany with brass headed nails for the pulls, the lid opening onto a void. Surprisingly well made fro such a humble article, I speculate that this was made by a cabinet maker for use in his workshop. The small drawers are all dovetailed front and back, the method deployed in the making of the secret drawers in a writing slope and other small works. In a slightly time scarred condition; three drawers with poorly replaced backs, one with a damaged back, and two sections of partition structure with damage. Nail holes, perhaps resulting from attaching a label, top left hand side, a few more to the chest's right hand side. English circa 1800. w:12 1/4 in x d:4 3/8 in x 6 7/8 in


19th Century

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111 Portobello Road,
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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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