Southern Hepplewhite sugar chest, Tennessee or Kentucky, walnut with poplar secondary. Comprised of a rectangular top with applied square molded edge and original iron hinges; dovetailed case with upper well divided into three sections. Beaded medial molding over a base with dovetailed scratch-beaded drawer having an oval brass pull, resting on tall square tapered legs. The right two interior well dividers are raised and do not extend the entire depth of the upper case, an unusual construction feature. 37" H x 25 1/2" W x 19 1/4" D. Circa 1810. CONDITION: Old refinish. Usage wear and losses to the upper left case and top left corresponding molding. Lock and escutcheon missing. Minor staining to top and a few stains to the interior. Drawer pull is not original. Interior with original wood bracing and a late 19th century brace added to the exterior back for support.
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