A beautiful and elegant antique French fruitwood serpentine fronted commode chest of drawers. An exceptional example, with carved paw feet and gorgeous drop swag brass escutcheons and centre lock plates. They don’t come better than this example of fine antique furniture circa 1890
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 87cm, width 128cm, depth 53cm.
As a genuine antique 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