AN EMPIRE GRAIN-PAINTED AND DECORATED CHEST-OF-DRAWERS

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AN EMPIRE GRAIN-PAINTED AND DECORATED CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
MAINE, 1830-1840

The scrolled splashboard above a rectangular top over a conforming case fitted with a long drawer above a recessed case fitted with three long drawers flanked by ring-and-baluster turned colonettes with square black bases, on ring-turned legs with compressed ball feet, the whole grain-painted and outlined with green and yellow, appears to retain original brasses--45in. high, 43¼in. wide, 23¼in. deep

Lot Essay

For a similar chest of drawers see Fales, American Painted Furniture, 1660-1880 (New York, 1972), p. 233, no. 398.


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