b'83FURNITURE536An important and early Colonial cedar chest of drawers,Handsome Georgian proportions, Hobart, Tasmanian origin, circa 1815-1825. 104cm high, 106cm wide, 49cm deep.A stunning and refined example inspired by the first periodPROVENANCEHepplewhite style with five drawers, bracket feet a neatSomercotes, Ross, Tasmania, 7th December, 2008, square form. Mossgreen, Lot 52.For the furniture historian this is a most interesting piece$6,00010,000of very early Tasmanian cabinet work. lt was made by an experienced hand during the first two decades of European537settlement in Tasmania. The timber used is pit sawn (see rear) and of early dense quality. The top board is securedA fine and early Colonial Australian cedar carver chair, by a long single dovetailed housing. All the drawer bottomsTasmanian origin, circa 1835,are cross-braced and the dust boards are framed all around.86cm high, 48cm across the armsThe panelled back has a pegged construction, with drawer$1,5002,500stoppers to the rear. Beautifully constructed fine dovetails to the drawers, and reeded edges to the top and bottom. Original ebony tear drop escutcheons, ebony concentric ring turned handles, and cock-beading to the drawer fronts.536'