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Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790

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Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
  • Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790
   
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Description: FINE AMERICAN FEDERAL MAHOGANY BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS
Mid-Atlantic States, probably Maryland, c. 1790-1810
Item # 120101KVP05

A harmonious and exceptionally well proportioned form, this fine American Federal chest of drawers exhibits a delightful mellowed mahogany throughout, remaining in nearly pristine condition. Crafted of solid mahogany and mahogany veneers, the golden grain flow is magnificent and unbroken. The top is a thin plank of mahogany with an inlaid rim flanked by stringer inlay outlines, in profile conforming to the gentle bowing across the front of the facade. The drawers are also bowed, the fronts formed of sawn poplar in a laminated stack finished in a delightful mahogany veneer. Each retains fully original oval brasses flanking original keyhole escutcheons over original cut steel locks. Ovular stringer inlays outline each of the graduated four drawers. They are hand dovetailed back and front, the bottom board chamfered to rabbet into the drawer frame and secured with glued blocking at regular intervals along the edges. The drawer blades tenon into the case behind mahogany veneers, a pine core backing each blade routed to receive the dust board between each drawer. The back of the case features original poplar planks, many with original iron nails, but re-secured with nails and screws throughout. An original yellowed hand written label is illegible, but still present on the back of the case; it is a 20th century note of provenance, seeming to describe this "Chippendale Chest of Drawers" as belonging to an illegible relative and is apparently dated 1902. The chest rests over four entirely original French feet, each with soft outward splay and retaining original blocking along the underside. Original in almost every single aspect of the chest, this work of art is remarkably well preserved. As an investment grade antique in every aspect, this is a very fine acquisition for any serious collector of American Federal furniture.

Materials: Mahogany: top, sides of case, feet, bars beneath the top on right and left; Mahogany veneers: front of chest, including drawer fronts, inlay around rim; Poplar: backboards, dustboards, sides and back of drawers, laminated "bowed" core of drawers (behind the mahogany veneers); Pine: Feet blocking, underside of case, horizontal blades dovetailed into the top of the sides of the case (through which screws affix the top to the case), runners, bottoms of drawers.

Condition Report: Very attractive surface, not original finish but nicely patinated. Oval pulls untouched and original, original cut steel locks (no key), feet are fully original including all blocking - all feet are cracked with typical repairs/regluing, front-right foot with a chip loss at the crack. Cracking along the grains here and there, not particularly noteworthy. Loss to veneer/inlay at the edge of top in a few places. Very minor scuffing, dings and abrasions throughout. Due to image limitations prospective clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all images of the item. Condition notes are included in the descriptive text of each item and verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p.

Notes: $345 freight shipping to most locations in the Continental U.S by common freight carrier with a delivery timeline of 10-15 business days (west coast up to 20 business days). Quotes do not include lift-gate service, which is recommended for weights over 150lbs - lift gate service is available upon request for an additional $65. White glove delivery service quotes are available by contacting sales@sillafineantiques.com or calling the shop at (717) 658-8274. Please review all shipping notes for details and exceptions. (Shipping code 450)

Dimensions: 41 5/8" wide x 22 7/8" deep x 36 1/4" high

Date: 1790-1810

 
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