Sheraton sugar chest in the form of a desk, attributed to Kentucky, cherry primary, poplar secondary. Hinged slant top having breadboard ends, over three false cockbeaded drawers with small round brass "pulls" and diamond shaped inlaid escutcheon. Turned and tapered feet are extensions of stiles. Plain sides and back. 25 1/2" H x 31" W x 15 3/4" D. Circa 1830. Provenance:The collection of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Slaymaker, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Refinished with sunbleached surface, lacking divider; shrinkage separations to sides and front of lower drawer, scattered wear, scratching and abrasions. Patch to upper left stile: 1" x 7/8". Two small patches to slant front: 1/4" sq ea.
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