Late Chippendale/early Federal period blanket chest, cherry with poplar secondary, possibly an early Tennessee or Kentucky piece. Rectangular molded top with cleated ends over a dovetailed case with interior till, original iron strap hinges. Kite shaped inlaid escutcheon. Base with dovetailed bracket feet joined by a carved skirt with spur returns. 22 7/8" H x 41 3/4" W x 18 1/2" D. Circa 1800. CONDITION: Considerable staining to top and an 18" shrinkage crack to top. Lacks lock. 5" x 3" area of abrasion to front left side. Repaired break to right front spur return; left spur return missing. Small shallow old gouge to left corner. Old 6" L area of loss along top of left front foot (on side).
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