There is a particularly nice walnut chest of drawers coming up for auction in Christie’s The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks, European Ceramics & Portrait Miniatures in King Street, London on the 19th of May 2016.
The chest comprises a caddy-top, a serpentine front, a dressing slide, blind-fretted canted corners, ogee bracket feet, feather- and cross-banded top and drawers with original brasses. That’s quite a mouthful. It’s quite a chest.
Lot 65; a George II walnut serpentine chest, circa 1750-60, estimate £30,000 – £50,000 (AU$60,789 – AU$101,315). (Christie’s)
The chest’s provenance is equally impressive, having been in the possession of not one, but two of Britain’s most notable furniture collectors, Percival D. Griffiths and Geoffrey Blackwell.