George II Lowboy

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2086/19: A lovely quality mid-18th century late George II “Virginia” or "red" walnut LOWBOY in fine original condition. The solid top, with its moulded edges, has rounded corners, whilst below is a single oak-lined drawer, with its original engraved brass handles and matching escutcheon plate. It is supported on unusual and elegant cabriole legs of ‘squared’ form which terminate in pretty shaped pad feet. 30ins wide. *When supplies of European walnut ran out early in the 18th century, the call went out to the "provinces" (i.e. North America) to supply the timber ~ hence the name "Virginia" walnut ~ redder in colour than its European relative.


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