A high quality Victorian Period burr walnut chest of drawers by A. Blain of Liverpool. The rectangular solid walnut top above an arrangement of two short and three long drawers each lined in ash with fine quality dove tails and having the original brass working locks with working key. The fronts veneered in book matched finely figured burr walnut with walnut turned drawer pulls. Having solid walnut sides and raised on a walnut veneered plinth. Stamped A. Blain of Liverpool to each drawer. English circa 1880
Arthur (or Arbuthnot) Blain is recorded active in Liverpool c. 1835, Arthur was established at 35 Paradise Street, Liverpool and died in 1868. Born in Donegal, Ireland around 1796 his firm worked for the shipbuilders Cammell Laird and furnished the cabins for the Alabama, the fittings and furniture being selected by James Dunwoody Bulloch. The firm had been established in 1796 by his father and the business was continued by his son William Hughes Blain who died in 1909.
Condition: This chest is in superb condition, cleaned and waxed
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