Picture This LXXX

QA_walnut_cabinet-on-chest_c1710_01a_DreweattsIn their upcoming sale at Donnington Priory, Dreweatts describe lot 284, a walnut featherbanded cabinet-on-chest, as “Queen Anne, circa 1710, in George II style”.

The cabinetmaker credited with this astonishing prescience is one John Peter Allix (1749-1807).


Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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5 Responses to Picture This LXXX

  1. diceloader says:

    Dated to 6 years before the birth of his father!
    People just don’t have those kind of skills anymore.


  2. Eric R says:

    Besides the feet, which I’m not fond of, it is a spectacular piece.
    Thanks Jack.


    • Warwick says:

      I’m with you about the feet. Bun feet are not my cup of tea, and IMHO the overall appearance of this chest would be greatly improved with bracket feet. luckily I now feel no unrequitable desire to own this chest. I find it interesting that many people that deprecate ‘bulbous’ Victorian turnings frequently delight over giant turnip-like bun feet, which could not be more bulbous… Maybe it is a similar phenomenon to bulldogs, in that they are sooo ugly that they become beautiful?


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