Picture This XCIII

BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) have partnered with art market specialists, The Curator’s Eye to launch the inaugural on-line BADA Auction on Thursday the 14th of July 2016.

Some of BADA’s finest dealers have put up 413 lots that include silverware, jewellery, fine art, sculpture, clocks, rugs, porcelain and furniture.

Of the furniture on offer, lot 244 is a George III chest of drawers with horizontally stacked corner blocks (figs. 1 & 2).

Geo_III_burr_ash_&_mahogany_chest_c1765_01aFig. 1. George III mahogany and burr ash chest of drawers, circa 1765. (Curator’s Eye)

Geo_III_burr_ash_&_mahogany_chest_c1765_01fFig. 2. Horizontally stacked corner blocks. (Curator’s Eye)

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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3 Responses to Picture This XCIII

  1. Joe M says:

    I’ sure I’m not being clear but…the rear feet,…..is it odd that there is just the side bracket and the stacked corner blocks? no rear bracket/foot? It seems to be a weaker assembly than the front feet. No “side to side” bracing. Do the stacked corner blocks with I’m assuming, alternating grain directions, provide that stability?


  2. stevenrey56 says:

    The back of this chest was interesting as well, with the chamfered frame and panel.


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