Southern Sugar Chest in the form of a Desk, likely Kentucky, cherry and lighter wood inlay with poplar secondary wood. Fall front with breadboard ends, opening to a fitted desk interior with two dovetailed drawers and a divided interior with sliding lid. Front facade with inlaid urn of flowers and inlaid lower case corners. Shaped skirt joined by four bracket feet. 30″ H x 27 1/2″ W x 16″ D. First quarter 19th century. CONDITION: Top edge of case with old horizontal patch, patching/repair around newer hinges of fall front. Some repaired and replaced elements to feet – blocking to back feet and upper half of back feet appear original, but front feet appear to have some old replaced facings and returns. Some blocking elements in front feet remain. Wide scratch, 2 1/2″ long, to front near urn inlay. Some damage to top of escutcheon, minor wear and abrasions to top and to edge inlay, and wear to left front edge of fall front. Contemporary divider.
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