Middle Tennessee sugar chest, Marshall or Maury County, cherry with poplar secondary wood. Dovetailed locking top case has brass escutcheon and hinged top with bread board ends and molded edges, which lifts to reveal interior with divider and an unusual dovetailed box fitted in right well area. Single dovetailed drawer with brass escutcheon and two cut glass pulls, likely original. Tall turned tapered legs with ring turnings, terminating in ball and spike feet. Pencil script writing on the underside of the removable dovetailed box. 40″H x 28″W x 20-1/2″D. Circa 1830. Provenance: Descended in the family of Dr. James Patterson of Marshall County, by oral tradition acquired from the Col. S.W. and Mary D. (Love) Fitzpatrick family of Maury and Marshall Counties. Condition: Older refinishing, shrinkage cracks and separation to top. Original hinges, locks, pulls and liner. Some light shrinkage and fading to case sides. Lacks key.
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