An exceptional early antique William & Mary Country House oak chest of drawers. Fabulous quality. Thick oak lined drawers with original hand forged wrought iron lock plates. Carved decorative detailing, deep mellow patina, a beautiful piece of early English furniture. Circa 1680. Historical repairs as expected for age.
Part of the collection of Dr Edward Percival Dickin. Born in Yorkshire in 1871, he studied in Paris and worked in Northampton Hospital. Other items from the collection included a rare Louis Vuitton zinc-covered 'Explorer' cabin trunk (malle cabine), circa 1895, the top inscribed 'Dickin', the sides initialed 'E.P.D.', the interior with original printed label, numbered '37942' which achieved the below at recent auction.
Hammer price: £66,000
(Plus Buyer's Premium of 29.4 %)
Confirming superior provenance and exquisite taste of the original owner.
Height 84cm, width 98cm, depth 54cm.
As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.