Signed Middle Tennessee Sheraton chest of drawers in original surface, walnut primary, poplar secondary. Four plain graduated dovetailed drawers with period (but not original) oval brass pulls, paneled sides and ring incised turned and tapered feet. Signed in chalk on to bottom "Mrs. Susan Johnson, Born February 27, 1826". 45 1/2"H x 45"W x 21 3/4"D. 2nd quarter 19th century. Provenance: Descended for many generations in an African American family in Theta, Tennessee (Maury County), the Hattisburg-Coopers. Condition: Original dry surface with considerable wear and abrasions including gouge beside escutcheon on third drawer down. 3 Escutcheons missing, some locks removed. Losses and wear to tops of drawers and to feet, especially to the right front and rear feet tips, but feet appear original. Pulls are period replacements.
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