Diminutive Chest of Drawers, TN, 1800-1815

Cherry, yellow pine, lightwood inlay

East Tennessee, possibly Washington County

Circa 1800-1815

H: 28″; W: 26.5″; D: 14.5″

A four drawer chest of drawers in richly colored cherry in a wonderful diminutive size.  The proportions, the almost flush top board, the shape of the straight feet with a slight inside curve, the spurs on the apron and the shape of the side skirts are all features found in case pieces of eastern Tennessee, and derived from Virginia cabinetmaking traditions. In addition to the desirable small size, other details such as the inlay on the side boards that follow the shape of the cut out skirt and the selection of fine figured cherry boards make this a particularly nice example of Tennessee regional cabinetmaking.



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