This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A Very Good Quality Mid 19th Century Mahogany Wellington
Chest Of Seven Drawers Retaining Original Turned Wooden
Knobs And Carved Decoration To Pilaster Raised On Original
Plinth Base

(Legend has it that the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur 
Wellesley, commissioned the first chest of this type, with 
a tall bank of drawers secured by just one single hinged 
locking pilaster to take with him and carry around the various 
different battlefields. From around 1820 onwards many 
variations can be found varying a great deal in terms of 
both quality and the wood which is used both externally and 
internally. This example is very good quality and the drawers 
still function as well as they would have done on the day it was 
made. The sides & top are also constructed from a good well figured
quality mahogany. The turned wooden knobs are original which is 
unusual and it is raised on its original plinth base. One of the 
great advantages of this type of chest is that it can offer a slightly 
different and more unusual perspective to a room in terms of height 
and proportion and also of course the drawers are incredibly 
functional when used for items that you don't want to be buried 
at the bottom of much larger drawers as can often be the case)

Circa 1840

Height - 49in
Width - 23in
Depth - 14.5in

Stock number

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)