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An unusual Dutch floral marquetry chest, circa 1680.

The chest has a moulded hinged lid, the front with tulip cartouches above a drawer; possibly remodelled by Mayhew & Ince, circa 1767, it is on a walnut stand, the ring-turned legs with laburnum or yew cartouche headers and brass castors, 103cm by 95cm.

Ince & Mayhew’s bill of 1767: “Thoroughly repairing and perfecting an inlaid chest and new lining ditto with green perssia stuff’d and quilted. A new wallnuttree frame to ditto 5-18-0”.


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