CHIPPENDALE CHERRY CHEST OF DRAWERS
Pennsylvania, circa 1780
Item # 109LPP14K
A good circa 1780s Chippendale chest of drawers executed in cherry-wood primaries, the top being finished with an applied molding that projects gently over the front and sides, the facade with four graduated drawers hung with replaced period batwing brasses flanked on either corner by fluted columns with turned capitals and footers, the whole resting over entirely original ogee bracket feet.
The chest is designed with full depth poplar dust-boards between each drawer and it it retains a lovely early surface patina throughout in the dense cherry planks.
Measurements: 32 3/4" H x 22" D x 36" W
Replaced brasses. Old shrinkage cracks in the left and right sides of the case; left side crack secured with butterfly dovetails from the inside of the chest. Left lip of top drawer with spliced edge, bottom drawer top lip spliced at right corner. Original backboards with triangular slice at joint. Several later nails securing triangular braces inside of feet. Extensive overall wear and discoloration to surface with typical handling blemishes and flaws. Several drawers with a patch to the underside and with filled cracks on underside.