Whenever we share photographs of a piece of furniture in our collection, we almost always show either a front on view or an angled view to show more three dimensional detail. But with furniture, it is just as important to take a closer look inside: especially when there are drawers, doors, or other interior compartments.
This George III mahogany chest of drawers designed in the manner of Thomas Chippendale is a perfect example. The serpentine fronted chest features four long graduated drawers. While the bottom three drawers are plain, as expected, the top drawer is beautifully fitted with divided compartments and a central mirror. The top drawer also features a baize lined slide that allows the chest to be used as a writing surface.