George III Neoclassical style inlaid bowfront chest, mahogany with oak secondary wood, the top and frieze with banded line inlay, over three graduated hand dovetailed drawers with band inlaid edges and brass oblong pulls with curved corners and conforming plates. Brass escutcheons. Curved skirt joined by French feet. 35" H x 36" W x 18" D. British, late 18th to early 19th century. Provenance: Collection of Christine Fields and the late Emmett Fields, former president of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Scattered veneer patches and repairs to front of chest, including a 2 3/4"L patch above bottom drawer; repairs or possible patches to frieze. Feet appear original, with some shrinkage separations to facings of front feet and scattered veneer repair. Some small areas of lost/replaced molding along drawer edges. Shrinkage to sides. Lacks key. Pulls likely replaced.
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