Two Early American Chests
Sold for $1,375
late 18th/early 19th century, comprised of a Federal cherry chest with line-strung inlay, four graduated drawers and flare feet, h. 34-1/2", w. 41-1/2", d. 18-1/2", and a Chippendale pine chest with four graduated drawers and ogee bracket feet, h. 37", w. 44", d. 19-3/4".
**Both chests exhibit normal mars, wear, shrinkage and indications of routine past repairs.
Chest with ogee bracket feet:
Sturdy and tight with no movement observed at case joints.
Top appears to be replaced.
The drawer pulls use reproduction posts, the bails and backplates may be replaced. No evidence of other drillings for pulls.
There is a veneer loss to one rail near a corner where the drawer runner abraded it, about 3/8" x 3/4".
Chest with flare legs:
Small amount of movement in the joints of the case, but appears to be functionally sturdy.