A VENEERED BURR ELM, MAPLE AND OAK CHEST ON CHEST, POSSIBLY NEW ENGLAND, 18TH CENTURY, in the transitional Queen Anne/Chippendale styles, the top has traces of red paint, over a molded cornice, above a central drawer flanked by two short drawers; above a surmount with an arrangement of three graduating long drawers, all with applied bead molded edges, with inlaid maple bands centering crotched burr elm veneer, over a surmount with applied molding, above a pull out brushing slide, over three graduating drawers, raised on ogee feet. Height: 71 1/4" Width: 46 1/2" Depth: 23" NOTE: Pine secondary wood. The back and top have traces of red paint. Two areas appear to have inscriptions on surmount at back and top.
Apparent repairs to interior supports. Expected surface scratches, some darkened areas, mild chips and losses. Applied bead molding with some damage and loss. All exterior hardware added later. Large vertical humidity cracking down sides, with some apparent wood fill repairs. Cracking of veneer occasionally. Heavy wear with chips and losses at lower molding and feet. Otherwise in good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.
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