George II Walnut Lowboy

George II Walnut Lowboy

After the last two days, some of you may be tiring of 18th Century British Furniture, so this is the last one on that subject for awhile, I promise!  This was just one more item I couldn’t pass up covering.  The wood patina on this is rather entrancing I think – the coloration is very interesting and it seems like it has been well used over the years, but not abused.  It almost appears as though there’s some kind of subtle inlay happening around the drawer edges, and then your eye is drawn down by those beautifully carved cabriole legs.  It must be quite something to see in person.  I imagine this is the sort of item that you could stare at for hours.  Available until March 25th as Lot 18 in the Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection at Christie’s King Street Office in London.

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

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