Tennessee Sheraton Sugar Chest, cherry with poplar secondary wood. Hinged lid with reeded edge over a dovetailed case having a single divider to interior; lower case with single dovetailed drawer and two round wood knobs; four tapered turned short feet ending in contrasting stained turned ends. Signed in pencil BFR on underside of case, bottom of drawer support. 39 1/2" H x 24" W x 19 1/2" D. Circa 1830. Provenance: descended in a Tennessee family that lived in the Cornersville-Lynnville area (Marshall and Giles Counties) in Southern Middle Tennessee to present consignor. CONDITION: Feet have been tipped with darker losenge spike turnings. Front feet each have small patch repairs. 33" vertical, thin pale streak/drip descending from top of case side to side of foot. Pulls likely original. Patch to drawer around escutcheon. Drawer lock missing, but case lock is retained. Key absent. Replaced back strips at top of case and top of lid, with additional small patches to top of lid on the replaced area. Scattered stains and shrinkage to top.
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