A Fantastic George III c.1780 Estate-Made Provincial Oak Chest of Drawers


Origin: English
Period: George III
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1770-90
Height: 36 inches
Width: 33.5 inches
Depth: 19 inches

Having three graduated long drawers, dummy brushing slide and original iron swan neck drop handles, the whole with later green patination and studded initials 'BP' to the drawer, the oak carcass standing on stile feet.

The whole is distressed and has losses throughout, especially to the top which shows a large crack, though the draws are sliding and the piece on the whole is structurally sound. Every component is original and unrestored, uncleaned and untreated. The top is ink stamped ‘Pansard B????’.

The chest would have been crafted by the estate carpenter, honestly and carefully made, and showing his initials in studwork to the drawer, ‘BP’. Provincial furniture was made in the provinces or rural districts, typically in England and France and also rural districts of Italy and holds a rural, country or farmhouse flavour, typically less flamboyant than fast changing fine furniture trends initiated in royal courts over past centuries.

Rare to find in this highly original and unrestored condition, we cannot stress how much we love this. Not to be missed.