A Small Scale Chippendale Cherry Chest on Chest, Connecticut River Valley, c.1780 Provenance: Ginsberg & Levy
Many of these chests are overbearing and loom large in a room. This chest-on-chest is rather small scale. The designer enhances this perception by using reeded pilasters on either side flanking the drawers, which are only 36 inches wide. Furthermore, these drawers are set back by having the pilasters boxed, (see image). This chest has a rather delicate, refined look to it with it’s steeped pediment, tall, carved ogee bracket feet, and quintessential Connecticut fan. The entire chest retains a mellow warm cherry glow.
The finals are original and there are no repairs or restorations.
Height: 85 in. Case Width: 36 in. Width: 41 1/4 in. Depth: 21 3/4 in.
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