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Kentucky "bandy legged" chest of drawers, walnut primary, poplar secondary. Comprised of a slightly overhanging top with string inlay over four graduated dovetailed drawers with rectangular stringing and inlaid escutcheons, a scalloped skirt and sides with string inlay over cabriole legs. Underside of skirt and feet retain most of the original glue blocks. Appears to relate to a group of early "bandy-leg" chests tied to Northern Kentucky (Mason, Fleming, and Nicholas Counties). 37" H x 39 1/4" W x 18" D. Circa 1800. Provenance: Collection of Christine Fields and the late Emmett Fields, former president of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

Condition

Lower 2" of all four cabriole legs have been tipped. Cornucopia brasses are replacements, evidence to drawer fronts of larger brasses. Older refinish with general wear and abrasions.

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$900.00

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Kentucky Walnut Bandy Leg Chest

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