A Very Rare Small Charles II Enclosed Chest of Drawers
The boarded top, lifting on the original iron hinges, to reveal a shallow well, the front and sides of which are carved with an interlaced design of fleur de lys, below which are a pair of geometrically moulded panel doors, hung on the original butterfly hinges, opening to a fitted interior of four oak drawers.
Unusually, the heavy and well-shaped bottom moulding is attached to the carcass with small oak pegs, or dowels, as opposed to being fastened with iron nails. Again, the short stiles are original to the piece.
Outstanding colour and surface.
English, almost certainly South West (suggested by the fleur de lys), circa 1660.
Width 31 inches, back to front 18 inches, height 37 inches.