San Domingo Mahogany Chest

San Domingo Mahogany Chest

A beautiful San Domingo mahogany bachelor’s chest. San Domingo mahogany is the most desirable wood for a piece of furniture. The natural, richness of color is very appealing.The density gives it great durability. Furthermore, the size is great. It stands 30 3/4″ tall and is a very desirable 36″ wide, 21 3/4″ deep 30 3/4″ tall. All three sides are one board with the right side having a long but stable shrinkage crack. The linen slide is a nice addition. This extra space would have served a variety of purposes from writing to additional space to fold clothes on. The feet are original. Only the drawer pulls are replaced. All in all, this is a delightful chest. English. Circa 1780.

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