Oyster Shell Walnut Bachelor’s Chest
A stunning, Bachelor’s chest covered in oyster shell walnut veneer. When one sees this piece, the wood is the first thing that jumps out. Oyster shell walnut veneer came from a stump or root system of a tree.It was extremely difficult to procure since it had to be hand exuviate. As a result, only the finest pieces were made with it and only for the wealthiest individuals. Next, the size of the chest leaps out. It is only 26 5/8” tall, 30 ¼” wide, and 16 ¼” deep! What a size!! If one is looking for a petite chest, this is it! Overall, the piece is in excellent condition. While the finish and hardware are not original they do look good and really help the piece stand out. Plus, the hardware is the correct style for the piece. The feet and linen slide are original. The linen slide is made out of solid mahogany. English Oak and Deal are the secondary woods. Queen Anne transitioning into Chippendale. Circa 1750.
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