Extremely rare, Regency period mahogany concave fronted chest of drawers attributed to William Trotter of Edinburgh c1820 $9,985.00

Original floriate cast brass knobs
Original floriate cast brass knobs
Ring turned & reeded, detatched corners
Ring turned & reeded, “turret” corners
Ring turned and toupie shaped feet
Ring turned and toupie shaped feet
Fine dovetails on birch drawer sides
Fine dovetails on birch drawer sides

The use of birch as secondary timbers to the drawers indicates a likely Scottish origin, and the highly unusual concave front coupled with detatched, reeded columns point to an outstanding cabinetmaker, such as William Trotter.

William Trotter of Edinburgh (1772-1833) was a highly respected maker of Regency furniture; he has been called Scotland’s greatest cabinet-maker.He has a distinctive and recognisable style. He also attained prominence as Lord Provost of Edinburgh (1825-1827). He provided furniture for many distinguished patrons (Lord Gray at Kinfauns Castle, John Holme Robertson at Paxton House and the Signet Library, Edinburgh).

Dimensions: 1.11m wide; 0.62m deep; 1.10m high