Georgian serpentine shaped mahogany and satinwood chest of drawers

Georgian serpentine shaped mahogany and satinwood chest of drawers
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Georgian serpentine shaped mahogany and satinwood chest of drawers

1785
In The Manner of Ince and Mayhew
A fine quality mahogany serpentine shaped chest of drawers inlaid and cross-banded with satinwood. An incredibly smart and imposing commode in the manner of Ince and Mayhew. The shaped top with finely moulded edge above four long, oak lined, graduated drawers which are separated by satinwood dividers. At the front corners are delightful satinwood canted corners which are inlaid with vertical strips of mahogany to simulate fluting and raised on square-edged plinths inlaid with ovals of mahogany. The sides are shaped to follow the line of the top and the drawer linings are oak. It stands on superbly bold and original ogee bracket feet and the classical, generously proportioned handles are also original, as are the locks.
The simulated fluted and canted corners are a detail favoured by the eminent firm of Ince and Mayhew, (see Christies catalogue volume two, Dumfries House, Fraday 13th July 2007. The marrying of the two woods, mahogany and satinwood, and the inlaid ovals are also typical features.

Mayhew and Ince, cabinet makers (1758–1804), London
John Mayhew, (1736–1811) and Wiliam Ince, (d. 1804)

The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince was one of the most significant and possibly longest lived of any of the major London cm of the 18th century, Along with William Vile they were probably Thomas Chippendale's only significant competitors.
H 82.00cm (32.28 inches)
W 106.00cm (41.73 inches)
D 56.50cm (22.24 inches)
£18,500.00

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