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Faux Bamboo Lockside Chest
Description: Rare Aesthetic Victorian faux bamboo birdseye maple lockside chest attributed to R.J. Horner, NYC. There is a beveled mirror on top with an ornate spindled crest and side returns. A quarter round bamboo turned molding frames the mirror and side panels. There are four larger drawers in front with a narrower top drawer. Each of these drawers has an original bamboo styled bar pull and half round moldings - typical of the Horner case pieces. The right side swings open to allow the owner to open the drawers. We have an old key for looks but it doesn't work the lock - the drawers never locked. A previous owner had the back replaced (see photo) but this doesn't show when the piece is up against a wall. An example of a vanity in this style is shown on page 140 of "Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute." R.J. Horner is generally recognized as the leading manufacturer of such pieces. A lovely chest with great proportions and style!

Circa: 1890
Dimensions: 76"H x 30"W x 19"
Finish: Excellent polished original finish and patina
Price: $7500.00

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