A Small Victorian Ivory Painted Pine Chest of Drawers c.1870

Origin: English
Period: Mid-Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1870
Height: 33.5”
Width: 37”
Depth: 17” (all at top)

The mid-Victorian period pine carcass of dainty proportions with a fabulous craquelure ivory painted period finish, having an arrangement of four drawers, two short over two long, with the original knob handles to each, the flanks with attractive turned pilasters, and the whole sitting on peg bun feet to rear blocks.

The drawers glide smoothly, the whole proves sturdy and in good original order. The paintwork is extraordinary. The chest has probably sat in a room close to the fireplace and as such the craquelure present is wonderfully redolent and proves consistent to each sides though with more surface wear from the human touch to the top. The peg bun feet are all original though have some losses to their tips from where the chest has been moved around. We have waxed her to retain the current patina and finish. The original backboards are in place.

Craquelured to perfection, an uncontrived masterpiece of the timeworn.