Museum Quality, Small, Spanish, Walnut Chest With Rare Cypress Tree Carving, A Single Plank Top & Outstanding Colour & Patina
- Rare carved decoration of Cypress trees alongside more traditional Spanish ornamentation - Rare small size - Exceptional quality and condition - Exudes the charm and character of Spanish furniture
The single plank top with deep, crisply carved moulding below. The front with two panels, each carved with a large flowerhead roundel with carved cypress trees interposed. On later trestle base, probaby 18th century. The escutcheon and lock removed. Original pin hinges. The interior with original candle box and lid. The back with two large 'X's and the date '1849' painted in black, probably relating to an inventory or acquisition.
Provenance: Private Collection, purchased from William Job Ltd., Pimlico Road, London, 14th February 1974. William Job was a highly regarded antique dealer who specialised in European furniture and had a house in Spain.