Middle Tennessee classical chest of drawers, cherry and figured cherry with poplar secondary. Shaped backsplash having a center plinth with gilt eagle finial, carved rondels, and plain plinth ends, over a rectangular top with bull-nose edges, rectangular case with three short drawers above large overhanging drawer and three graduated drawers beneath, all dovetailed with eagle stamped brass pulls. Acanthus and basketweave carved pilasters and turned feet. Possible signature upper right drawer side, illegible. 66 7/8" H x 50 1/4" W x 23 3/4" D. Second quarter 19th century. Fayetteville, TN history of ownership. Provenance: Private Southeast Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with older refinish. Some gouges upper left at top front edge, 1" gouge front left corner, scattered shrinkage cracks to paneled sides. Period Federal eagle pulls do not appear to be the original set.
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