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- A mid-17th century, walnut & fruitwood chest of drawers from the Collection of the 1st Viscount Cowdray, Cowdray Park
A mid-17th century, walnut & fruitwood chest of drawers from the Collection of the 1st Viscount Cowdray, Cowdray Park
In three sections. The top section is made from 4 planks of fruitwood faced with an ogee, moulded edge. The frieze has a crisply, carved dentil moulding above a shallow drawer with a typical arched panel. The mid section with deep drawer embellished with deep cushion and geometric mouldings. The bottom section with 2 cushion moulded drawers. The sides are panelled. Standing on later, but period bun feet. The back with ivorine label no 197 from the 1919 inventory & catalogue, and marked no 287 from the later inventory.
Length 114 cm., 45 in., Height 116 cm., 45 ¾ in., Depth 66 cm., 26 in.,
The first Viscount Cowdray, Weetman Pearson, Cowdray Park. Ivorine label 'Cowdray 1919, no 197', verso from the Cowdray Catalogue 1919 & inventory 1919. Marked C287 verso from the later inventory.
A similar chest of drawers is illustrated in P Macquoid, History of English Furniture, The age of walnut, figure 213
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