Fine American Chippendale Cherry Chest of Drawers, Pennsylvania c. 1770(214 views)
AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE CHERRY CHEST OF DRAWERS W/ FLUTED COLUMNS OVER OGEE FEET
Pennsylvania c. 1770, inscribed "Charles Davis" with other illegible inscriptions
Item # 130206SWE15
An outstanding specimen of Early Pennsylvania craftsmanship, this chest of drawers is one that retains incredible character and history etched in it's worn and abraded surfaces. It's owners have been faithful caretakers of the chest, restoring breaks and losses without in any way altering the chest itself - though the feet have seen great wear, each cracked and broken at one point or another, every aspect of the feet have been preserved in full originality. Typical of much work from rural locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, the chest is constructed using large boards of cherry. The top board is molded around the edges, projecting boldly over the case, though this is softened by the molding that supports it's transition to the case. Large square wooden pegs secure the top to the case, driven through the top to wedge it into the frame in equal increments along the border of the top. A pair of drawers rest over three larger drawers, each graduated in size and retaining their original brasses (locks absent). They are crafted of pine secondaries hand dovetailed front and back with a deeply chamfered bottom sliding into rabbets on either side and nailed in triplet with hand forged roseheads at the back of each drawer; along the chamfered edges, triangular blocks are glued for ultimate strength and longevity (a few replaced, a few absent). The third drawer up from the bottom is inscribed on the back "Charles Davis" in script on the back board of the drawer frame. Flanking the drawers are thick fluted quarter round corner columns, raising the crown molding like supporting pillars; they are in perfect proportion to the size of the case, giving a distinct architecture to the form. The backboards are untouched for the most part, entirely original and retaining almost all of their original rosehead nails - these are nailed in an even row across the top, the middle and the bottom, a formation typical to tall case pieces from Pennsylvania. For any serious collector of period furniture with a passion for rough as-found pieces, this is an absolute treasure. Rich character glows from every aspect of the case, the overall result a bold and masculine form. Resting over gorgeous scrolling Ogee bracket feet, the case has an aggressive and restless stance. This is an exceptional work of art you will cherish in your collection for a lifetime.
Repairs/patches to drawer edges. Pulls original, locks are absent. Castors added and then removed at one point. Original feet with cracking and wear. Patch to right side of case; top and left side w/ old cracks, top with ink and ring stains/burns. A few drawer glue blocks replaced. Later runners flanking drawers inside case. Finish is early but not original. Contact us for pictures as they are an important part of the condition report.
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Dimensions: 40 1/8" wide x 22 7/8" deep x 36 1/8" high
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