Early Queen Anne lift-top blanket chest, pine. The chest sports two false drawers over two split drawers and three full drawers. The drawers are constructed with large dovetails and are surrounded by early double-arch molding. The chest is painted with the original red wash and features a beautiful high carved base with “Cupid’s bow” cutouts. Other features include wooden hinges, early hand-forged rose-headed and “T” nails, and old, possibly original brasses.
An interesting feature of this chest is the “make-do” Sheraton turned legs that were added circa 1830, presumably because the lady of the house wanted a more “modern style”. The chest is in very good condition, displaying only the expected degree of wear and tear from age and usage. . Circa 1750, New England.
Dimensions: 43” wide x 56” high x 23½” deep
Item No. 200181