New Hampshire tiger maple chest on chest, white pine secondary. Two piece double chest with overhanging molded top. Upper section with five graduated dovetailed drawers, lower section with three graduated dovetailed drawers, joined by a molded mid-section, plain skirt, and tall bracket feet. 70 3/8" H x 39 1/2" W x 20 1/4" D. Circa 1780. Provenance: Descended in the family of Mrs. May Springfield, Rochester, New Hampshire, to Everett Yates, Rochester, New Hampshire; sold at Paul McGinnis Auction Jan. 2, 1983, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire to Kenneth and Paulette Tuttle, Gardiner, Maine; sold to The Unicorn Collection, St. Louis, Missouri; sold to Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Slaymaker, Nashville, TN 1984. Accompanied by sale documentation including a letter guaranteeing authenticity from Kenneth Tuttle and additional letters stating opinions of authenticity from Samuel Pennington of the Maine Antiques Digest and conservators S. Wright Weston (Winthrop, Maine) and Henry Swanson, Jr. CONDITION: Refinished. Brasses replaced. Left front foot broken and repaired. Scattered minor abrasions, overall very good condition.
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