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Rare circa 1760 Thomas Wilson 68 Great Queen Street Hardwood Chest of Drawers



We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original circa 1760 George III Thomas Wilson stamped mahogany chest of drawers A very good looking and well made chest of drawers, fully stamped to the top left drawer T Wilson 68 Great Queen Street London for Thomas Wilson Thomas Willson is recorded as a furniture broker and appraiser at 68 Great Queen Street between 1821-29, and is probably the same Thomas Wilson recorded as an auctioneer at 28 Great Queen Street 1799-1825. From 1830-1837 the business was continued by his widow Mary and his son Matthew using the stamp 'M.Willson' and after 1838 Matthew is listed alone at the Great Queen Street address. It was commonly believed that Thomas Willson was solely a dealer in second-hand furniture who used his stamp as a means of identification (it has, for example, been found on pieces of late 18th century date or stamped by other firm's such as that of Gillows). The rare and seldom seen paper label used by the firm states that he was a cabinet-maker as well as a broker. The label is illustrated in C.Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1730-1840, Leeds, 1996, p.483, pl.989. A related mahogany writing table bearing the stamp of 'M.Willson' is illustrated in C.Gilbert, op. cit., p.488, pl.1003 perhaps suggesting that these may both be pieces made by the firm. The drawers have been lightly restored, they have some small timber repairs and have had a small wash back and polish, nothing has been done to remove the age related patina imperfections, they are 260+ years old and I think its important to keep the originally. I can have them fully restored to include a total wash back and French polish to make them gallery perfect Dimensions: Height 107.5cm Width 113cm Depth 55.5cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses Condition Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 42.33 in. (107.5 cm)Width: 44.49 in. (113 cm)Depth: 21.86 in. (55.5 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Repaired. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2823319169582

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