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Five-Drawer Inlaid Mahogany Chest of Drawers

Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Inlaid Mahogany
W. 45 in; H. 51 in; D. 19.5 in;
W. 114.3 cm; H. 129.54 cm; D. 49.53 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date c. 1800
New York, c.1800

The oblong top above a conforming case with five drawers, the top drawer decorated with side-by-side, diamond-shaped inlays and each drawer with a string inlay border and string edging, original brass bale-handle pulls with oval stamped brass back plates, the base with a ogee skirt terminating in tall flared French feet.
Secondary wood: Tulip Poplar

H: 51” W: 45” D: 19½”

Condition: Excellent: retaining original brass drawer pulls and mellow antique surface. There is a small veneer patch on the proper right front foot.

This chest was inspired directly from George Hepplewhite’s The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide (London, 1794), pl.52, that illustrates a chest with and two side-by-side short drawers above three long drawers and a closely related skirt. The top drawer of the present chest uses decorative inlay to simulate the appearance of two side-by-side drawers. Hepplewhite does not show a five-drawer chest.

This piece is distinguished by its tall flaring feet, excellent condition and lovely old surface.
Styles / Movements Federal, George III, Hepplewhite
Dealer Reference Number C-080152
Incollect Reference Number 207106
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