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Fine Pair of Empire Style Mahogany Chests

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Circa first half of the 20th century, each with a "Wellington" locking mechanism
Item # 206FDP29A 

A very high quality pair of Empire tall chests, they feature brilliant flamed-mahogany veneers with a wonderful overall french polish and are hung with gilded bronze mounts true to the period. Each is fitted with a black marble top over a cove molded crest. One chest features a set of equal drawers with hand-dovetailed construction both of the drawer and the double-hung interior box. This allows the drawer to be fully withdrawn from the chest without "pulling out" - all drawers operate with a very smooth action. The other chest features a door fitted to match the other chest with faux-drawers, this full length door opening to reveal an adjustable shelved interior. Both chests are fitted with "Wellington" locking mechanisms; the chest with drawers requires two keys, the columns flanking the doors flipping open to allow the drawers to be opened while the chest with the shelves has a lock in the right column that allows the door to open. Both chests are raised over ebonized animal paws.

Measurements: [each] 58 5/8" H x 34 3/8" W x 17 3/8" D

Condition Report:
Minor dings and abrasions to surfaces throughout, scuffing and other minor finish blemishes; some rubbing wear around hardware; the chest with drawers is missing a single wooden peg on a double-hung interior drawer; includes keys.