Reindeer Antiques Ltd

William and Mary, Queen Anne at Reindeer Antiques

This month we are highlighting some of our earliest pieces.

The Queen Anne walnut chest on stand is a rare survivor from the early Eighteenth Century. Unusually the stand is completely original and there are no breaks to any of the crisply carved cabriole legs.

The William and Mary marquetry inlaid chest is one of the finest examples of early marquetry we have owned. The superbly detailed top and drawers are a superb example of the cabinet-maker's art and the panels have survived in remarkable condition with much of their original colouring and detailing.

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A Handsome Queen Anne Period Walnut Chest On Stand

A Handsome Queen Anne Period Walnut Chest On Stand


Height: 60.5"

Depth: 23"

Width: 44.5"

Having two short and three long graduated drawers which are quarter veneered and feather banded above a crisp waist moulding and raised on a stand which has a short drawer flanked by a deep drawer to either side; standing on its original well drawn cabriole legs which are carved with a scallop shell and harebell to the knee and terminate in claw and ball feet. Retaining an excellent colour and patina.

This chest on stand is an early example with double cockbead mouldings applied to the carcass. Its superior quality is shown by the crisp carving of the cabriole legs, the careful choice of veneers and the crossbanding of the walnut veneered sides. The handles are first change.

Ref: LA5

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A William & Mary Marquerty Inlaid Chest

A William & Mary Marquerty Inlaid Chest


Height: 36.75" (93.5cm)

Depth: 22.25" (56.5cm)

Width: 38.75" (98.5cm)

A superb William and Mary walnut chest of drawers profusely inlaid with marquetry; the top and two short and three long graduated drawers individually decorated with intricate marquetry depicting flowers including tulips and chrysanthemums with acanthus leaves and exotic birds set edged with wheatsheaf banding. The sides inlaid with a marquetry panell depicting a spray of tulips. Raised on later bun feet.

This antique chest of drawers is a brilliant example of the late 17th Century cabinet-maker's art. The marquetry panels are of the finest quality and importantly retain much of their original highly detailed shading and colouring.


Ref: 2253

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