American Red Painted Mule Chest of Drawers, 19th Century
AMERICAN FEDERAL RED PAINTED MULE CHEST
Mid Atlantic States, circa mid 19th century
Item # 804DPF21P
Retaining an old and almost certainly original red painted surface, this very striking mule chest of drawers is austere and primitive in form. The top lifts over large iron hinges to reveal a blanket storage chest over a pair of full width drawers retaining original bail pull hardware, the front corners dovetailed while the back corners are nailed. The sides of the case continue down to the ground creating the internal supports for the feet, these with original applied facings. These are interesting pieces that make rather interesting entertainment stands with comfortable storage beneath - the rich historical surface and angularity allow it to add depth and visual interest to a room without dominating it.
Measurements: 47 3/4” W x 18 3/8” D x 39 1/4” H
No key. Old and likely original painted surface with age appropriate wear. Backboards with some warp. All original feet. No key.