Chest of Drawers
Cherry
Light and Dark Wood Inlays
Kentucky
Circa 180043″ H, 42″ W, 21.5″ D

This chest of drawers is extensively inlaid with string inlay on drawer fronts  top edge and skirt.    It also has “bookend”  inlays on the tops of the stiles with a distinctive vine and leaf inlays on the stile bases.  The chest’s foot and skirt appear to relate to a slant top desk # 45 in Kentucky Furniture, J. B. Speed Art Museum, 1974.

Descended in  the family of Edna Talbott Whitley a widely-known, highly-regarded decorative arts historian and the author of Kentucky Ante-Bellum Portraiture and  A Checklist of Kentucky Cabinet Makers from 1775 to 1859. Mrs. Whitley’s name was placed on an honor roll by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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