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English William and Mary Oysterwood Chest

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This rare oysterwood chest exemplifies the elegance of period William and Mary furniture

Key Features

  • An elegant William and Mary period oysterwood chest of excellent condition
  • Beautiful oysterwood veneer and inlay work distinguish this rare piece of furniture
  • Brass drawer pulls and carved bun feet highlight this chests outstanding craftsmanship
  • To find a period chest that has withstood over three centuries of use is incredible
  • Circa 1690
  • 37 1/4" wide x 22 3/4" deep x 32 1/4" high

Item Details

  • Width:
    37 1/4 Inches
  • Height:
    32 1/4 Inches
  • Depth:
    22 3/4 Inches
  • Period:
    William and Mary / Queen Ann
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
A magnificent William and Mary period chest, clearly distinguished by an expertly applied oysterwood veneer of fine English walnut. From its inlaid top of semi-circular patterns, to its intricate brass pulls and wonderfully curved bun feet, this antique chest is a remarkable example of English craftsmanship in the late 17th century. With their ascent to the English and Scottish thrones, the Dutch King William III and his English bride Queen Mary, daughter of the deposed James II, heralded a new era of cabinetry in the British Isles, bringing with them many of the Netherlands' best craftsmen. Under their influence, furniture became graceful and decorative, leaving behind the heavier attributes of the earlier Gothic manner. This incredible chest beautifully exemplifies this transitional and revolutionary style. To find such an example in such excellent condition is truly rare.A very similar chest is featured in English Furniture, 1660-1714: From Charles II to Queen Anne by Adam Bowett.Circa 169037 1/4" wide x 22 3/4" deep x 32 1/4" high

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