Chippendale Fan-Carved Cherrywood Claw-and-Ball Foot Chest-on-Chest

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Chippendale Fan-Carved Cherrywood Claw-and-Ball Foot Chest-on-Chest

Featuring brushing slide in frieze, pullout surface used as dressing table or desk. The chest was well used for generations, it displays beautifully; overall good condition with wear being commensurate with age and use.

Item Date: Circa 1780

Estimated Year: 1780

Measurement: Height: 82.5"; width: 41"; depth: 21.75"

Material: Cherry, white pine

Item Condition: The dark reddish crusty nineteenth century finish displays and overall piled/puckered surface. The chest retains its original drop pendant, feet, and knee returns. Shrinkage splits to side/seams of the upper case; other trivial age cracks to back and bottom boards. The drawer pulls, while showing age, are replaced, including the upper shell-carved drawer ring-pull. (Traces of lacquer residue are visible on some brass backplates.) Some locks are retained... a few are missing. Many of the upper case drawer guides are replaced. Both front feet which are original show evidence of being reglued. Some foot talons show wear. The top left drawer has an old 1-inch by 1.5-inch chip that was reglued (prior to 19th century refinish).

Price: $8,500

SKU 859-47

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email

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