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Chest of drawers: M.27-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Channon, John (Attributed to)




Mahogany chest of five drawers with serpentine front, canted corners and bracket feet. Two short and three long drawers. With ormolu mounts in the French taste, and side handles also of chased ormolu. The top is formed of mahogany veneer on deal, which has cracked in several places.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Louis C. G. Clarke, 1960.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 61.4 cm
Height: 87.4 cm
Width: 128.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - Circa 1760

Components of the work

Mounts composed of ormolu
Carcase composed of mahogany

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.27-1961
Primary reference Number: 95849
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 24 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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