Charles II East Devon chest

Circa 1670 - 1680
Exeter area, Devon

W 59 × H 31 × D 23 1/4

Stock # Marh899


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Joined oak chest, in the style of Thomas Dennis, with three botanical carved panel with traces of polychrome flanked by S-scroll and double S-scroll stiles, the lower rail with scrolling wave decoration and a continuous spandrel below, of which is the first of its type known in this group of chests. The top frieze rail carved with undulating S-scrolls with leafy foliage in-between with original lock plate. Probably one of the finest examples to come to the market. Collector's piece Further information and examples: Discovering Dennis, the search for Thomas Dennis among the artisans of Exeter, 2009, Marhamchurch Antiques publication. Copies still available.