Exuberantly inlaid and veneered late Sheraton chest of drawers, probably Northern Kentucky or Ohio; tiger maple, burl maple and cherry primary woods with poplar secondary wood, mortise and tenon, square nail and pegged construction. Rectangular top with curved, veneered and inlaid edges, surmounted by an arched dovetailed backsplash and two glove drawers, over a large drawer overhanging three smaller drawers flanked by full turned pilasters and resting on turned feet. Rear feet are more simply turned than front feet, and are extensions of back stiles. All drawers dovetailed, with tiger maple drawer fronts and burled veneers, divided by bands of chevron inlay and having brass bail pulls and beaded edges; large drawer has radiant quarter fan corner inlay. Paneled sides and back. 56" H x 45 1/2" W x 24" D. Provenance: the collection of the late Mac and Sarah Hamilton of historic Hamilton House on Russell Street, East Nashville, Tennessee; purchased in Nashville in the 1960s. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Scattered staining to surface top. Scattered shrinkage cracks, most noticeably to backsplash and glove drawers. 1 3/4" W x 1" veneer chip to left back corner of backsplash, 1 1/2 " veneer repair lower right skirt near post; couple of minor losses to beaded edges of skirt and drawers. Appears to be some re-gluing of old veneers to top on sides of case.
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