Blanket Chest on a Stand

Rare Southern Blanket Chest on Stand, Circa 1810. An extremely rare blanket chest on stand.  The deep cove molding just above the drawers is most unusual and very striking.

The scalloped decoration on the bottom sides of the chest help identify its origins. It was made somewhere between Greensboro, North Carolina and Danville, Virginia.  There was three generations of cabinet makers there who were all related to one another.  The scalloping was their trademark; it was included on all of their piece.  Some of the family lived in Virginia and some in North Carolina.  The figured walnut in the front is particularly nice.  Furthermore, the cabinet maker used half blind dovetails on the front and sides.  This chest is, and always has been, one piece.  The top has bread board ends.  Meanwhile, the interior has its original till but the strap hinges and knobs have been replaced.  It is a nice mix of Chippendale and Sheraton.  The Sheraton legs really stand out.  Poplar secondary.  Circa 1810.

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