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Chest, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany and brass, XF105, ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly

Chest, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany and brass

Height: 73cm
Width: 91.5cm
Depth: 61cm

Museum number: XF105

Curatorial note

With brass-lined keyhole at centre front; substantial brass bail handles on each side with decorative shaped back-plates; the lid with rounded edges. Perhaps a log box. The decorative back plates and heavy-duty brass bail handles are in the same style as other smaller versions on furniture around the house, for example XF247, a smart writing box. They may all have been made for Soane perhaps by James Mackell, who regularly manufactured locks and other ironmongery for Soane’s bookcases, or by J. and E. Cutler, who regularly carried out smith’s work for him.


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