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A Figured Maple Chippendale 6-drawer Dishtop Tall Chest with Fan on Dovetailed Bracket Feet, Rhode Island, c.1770


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The fan, the dishtop, and the beautifully bracketed feet set this chest apart from the ordinary, the fan is a classic Rhode Island form, and here it is good size and sharp carving. The dishtop is another added feature highly sought after by collectors. Note the beautifully figured wood top with the wood grain swirl and knot. Also, note the dovetails on the ends of the dishtop which, of course, are the sides of this piece. With this type of construction, not a nail is needed and the strength over centuries is evident. The wood has a beautiful golden brown color with red overtones. Many of the brasses, we believe are either original and/or of the period.

Also of note is the beautiful figured maple which has, through the years, developed an amber glow. The secondary woods are chestnut, which is typical of casepieces found in Rhode Island and Southern Connecticut.

Height: 57 in. Case Width: 36 in. Overall Width: 39 1/2 in. Depth: 21 in.
$14,000