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A Beautifully Patinated George II Book Matched & Figured Walnut and Chestnut Chest on Chest, having a moulded cornice with applied meandering Greek key frieze, above two short and three long graduated drawers with a pull slide below. The lower section with three graduated drawers on the original shaped bracket feet also with finely figured veneers. This piece retains all the original shaped and pierced backplates, handles and matching key escutcheons. English c.1740
Very Fine George III Ormolu Mounted Mahogany Commode, having a moulded rectangular bowed center above three graduated cockbeaded drawers above the arched center, flanked on either side by a shaped paneled door and short drawer mounted with gilt bronze rococo handles cast with foliage and cabochons, on plinth bases.<br><br> 
Attributed to the cabinetmakers Wright & Elwick. 

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Provenance: Charles, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (d.1782) thence by descent The Earl Fitzwilliam, Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire. Christie's London Christie's, King Street on November 18, 1982, Lot No. 174. The entry stated this is the same commode that sold at Christie's July 15, 1948 Lot No. 110

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Literature: F. Lewis Hinckley, 'A Directory of Queen Anne, Early Georgian and Chippendale Furniture', 1971, p. 238, illus. 429.
F. Lewis Hinckley, 'Metropolitan Furniture of the Georgian Years', 1987, p. 123, illus. 192.
Very Fine Small Chippendale Period Mahogany Chest on Chest of having a broken architectural pediment with two rows of dentil carviing,the top section with two short and three long graduated cockbeaded drawers, the lower section with three long graduated cockbeaded drawers, on shaped ogee bracket feet, retaining the original locks and handles. English circa 1760
Fine Antique Large Scale Chippendale Period Serpentine Mahogany Chest of Drawers, having a figured overhang thumb moulded top above four figured graduated cockbeaded drawers with cluster columns to the front corners, retaining the original cast brass bale handles and backplates, on conforming rounded and scrolled bracket feet. English c.1765.
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