A beautiful four drawer chest made of birch. Great figuring to the wood and it has very nice turned feet and an unusual scrolled back board. All original except hardware and finish. Additional photos are attached by the link to the right.

C. 1810,  New England

40 1/4" Width, 42  1/8" Height including back board, 19 1/2" Depth


This is a great early six board paint decorated blanket chest with rosehead nails and pegged construction. There are two patches on the back. The paint is early but not original. The chest is made of pine. Additional photos are attached by the link to the right.

C. 1800-1840,  Pennsylvania

29 3/4" Height, 45 3/4" Width, 21 1/2" Depth


A rare sugar chest made from cherry wood. The interior is cedar lined, most likely done in recent times. The back board is also refinished cherry so it can be placed anywhere in a room. The side boards, front  board and back board are single pieces of cherry. There are cracks from shrinkage. The top is hinged as a single board to the back. Originally, it was two boards. About 40% of it was pegged to the rear and side boards, and then the other board hinged to that stationary one. All that was done was unfasten the stationary board, glue the other one to it and hinge to the backboard. Two pieces of wood were added to the underside of the lid to prevent warping. The bottom board was turned over.

Sugar chests are extremely rare and this is a fine example of early american craftsmanship. Additional photos are attached by the link to the right.

C. 1820-1840,  American South

27" Height, 28 7/8" Width, 18 3/8" Depth


A period Chippendale 18th century Pennsylvania blanket chest over two drawers. Remnants of dark paint over red. There is no evidence of any other paint history. There is 3/4" ending out of both rear feet, and 1 1/4" ending out of the faces of both front feet. Some losses to the drawer lips.

Some cut nails were added in the 19th century along with the glue blocks. The lock is very old but replaced. The brasses are replaced.

Constructed with dovetailing to the case and front feet. The drawers are dovetailed as well. The moldings and bracket feet are applied with hand wrought rosehead nails. It has wonderful wrought iron strap hinges. Made of poplar and pine. Additional photos are attached by the link to the right.

C. 1780,  Pennsylvania origin

48 1/2" Width, 25 1/4" Height, 20 1/4" Depth