Tallboy George II, England, 1730 ca

Tallboy George II
England 1730 ca


Tallboy supported by carved shelf feet, in the lower body it has three drawers plus the same number in the upper body, surmounted by two other small side-by-side drawers; the uprights of the upper part are at 45 ยฐ and carved with a tapered pattern. Entirely veneered in briar of walnut, it has characteristic vents and handles in gilded brass bronze; oak interior.

Dimensions: 185 x 108 x 56 cm ( 72,8 x 42,5 x 22 in )


Historical-critical analysis:

This piece of furniture, used as a linen chest of drawers, was made in about 1730, finding full confirmation with the shapes used in the Georgian period.
It is a high quality piece of furniture, entirely veneered in walnut briar to create a refined pictorial effect. If the oak interiors are a feature that will also be found in subsequent eras, the use of walnut in English furniture is a peculiarity characteristic of the late seventeenth, first half of the eighteenth century, while from the second half of the century it will be increasingly replaced by mahogany, essence imported from the colonies, until its complete replacement in the nineteenth century.

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