Superb George III collectors cabinet

This late 18th-century collectors cabinet is a truly exceptional example of Georgian furniture, made from highly figured flame mahogany and possibly crafted by the renowned furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale. The cabinet is designed to store and display a collection of valuable and cherished items, such as natural curiosities like shells, corals, butterflies, geological specimens, crystals and stones, mughal jade handled daggers, coins, medals, netsuke carvings, painted miniatures, and more.

The cabinet’s doors and sides are inset with oval panels of the most fabulous flame mahogany, surrounded by raised borders of ‘woven’ boxwood and ebony, adding to its visual appeal. The cabinet opens to reveal nine long, graduated drawers, each with rich flame mahogany veneers and gilt ax head handles, which slide out on runners supported by the doors. The cabinet also retains its original steel bow key, which adds to its historical significance.

Standing at a height of 106 cm, width of 84 cm, and depth of 49.5 cm, this collectors cabinet is both visually striking and functional, with ample space to store and display a wide range of collectibles. Its provenance, from the collection of Ronald A. Lee in London and then in a private collection in Italy, adds to its value and historical significance.

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George III Collectors Cabinet | Attributed to Thomas Chippendale

Stock Number: 21511

A magnificent late 18th-century flame mahogany collectors cabinet, the sides and doors inset with the most fabulous flame mahogany within raised borders of ‘woven’ boxwood and ebony, opening to nine long drawers with rich flame mahogany veneers and gilt ax head handles. Possibly by Thomas Chippendale.
Ronald A. Lee, London
Private collection Italy
  • Height: 106 cm (41.7 inches)
  • Width: 84 cm (33 inches)
  • Depth: 49.5 cm (19.5 inches)

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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 106 cm (41.7 inches)
  • Width: 84 cm (33 inches)
  • Depth: 49.5 cm (19.5 inches)


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