18th century oak and mahogany chest of drawers, circa 1775. This oak chest possesses a good patina and the less common use of mahogany cross-banding to elegant effect, with canted corners and mahogany bracket feet. It has been restored to retain as much of the patina as possible, while enabling the drawers to function well. The top moulding replaces an earlier reeded moulding most likely added in the late 19th century as a fashionable upgrade. The handles and escutcheons were probably replaced at the same time but are appropriate for the period. A handsome piece.