Sheraton sugar chest, attributed to Middle Tennessee, cherry with poplar secondary wood. Hinged top with molding on three sides, opens to reveal a single divider set into the dovetailed case; base with mid-molding and single dovetailed, scratchbeaded drawer on four turned and tapered legs with scratchbeading at top. Brass escutcheon; wood knobs. 34 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W x 17 3/4" D. Circa 1825. CONDITION: Later finish and some restorations including replaced mid molding. Bottom of the interior of the well (upper case) appears replaced, along with probably the back section of the lower case (probably repair of pest damage). Center strip on top may also be a repair/replacement. Some staining to interior. 1 3/4" patch to top front corner. Small area of lifting veneer at back left side of top. Hinges appear original. Some abrasions to top. Shrinkage cracks running full length of case sides and part of front case. Retains lock and key.
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