George III Bow-front Mahogany Chest of Drawers
- 38ʺW × 21ʺD × 38ʺH
A bow-front mahogany chest with a set of four full-width drawers, all of graduated depths and enriched with string line ...
more A bow-front mahogany chest with a set of four full-width drawers, all of graduated depths and enriched with string line inlays in panel form. Standing on splayed bracket feet and with a shaped apron.
English - Circa 1790 - 1800
Height - 38 inches Width - 38 inches Depth - 21 inches
The color and graining of this example is what attracted me to it. The bow-front chest has always been considered the poor relation to the serpentine chest - and, as such, has always been more reasonably priced than those grander examples.. Over the years I have frequently noticed the color and selection of high quality wood has characterized some of the bow-front chests, as with this example. The color is mellow, the graining slightly arresting in its contrasts. less