Take a Look Inside: A George III Chippendale Chest of Drawers

A George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers in the manner of Thomas Chippendale Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

A George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

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.

A George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers in the manner of Thomas Chippendale Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

A George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

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.

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