An exceptional mahogany George III travelling dressing chest.
The hinged top opens to reveal various compartments for accessories and a central hinged mirror, below is a writing drawer. The drawers comprise a unique arrangement which include a bottles drawer, a large drawer with the chests original pewter bowls and a ‘night stool’ at the bottom.
This piece of furniture was exhibited at: Phillips of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, ‘Exhibition of Furniture for Travel 1760-1860’, June 1987.
A similar models can be seen in:
The V and A’s collection https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O372188/dressing-table/
The London Society of Cabinet Makers, ‘The cabinet-makers’ London book of prices’, 1793, plate 9, fig. 2 – ‘Gentleman’s stand with night stool at bottom’
The Royal Museums Greenwich https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/rmgc-object-3589