Virginia Chest

Virginia Chest

This outstanding walnut chest of drawers was most likely made in the Western part of the state, perhaps near Winchester. Overall, it is a beautiful chest and has wonderful walnut graining. The inlay is light and delicate but clearly seen when viewing the piece in person. The color is a warm, light brown. It stands 43 7/8” tall, 41 3/8” wide, and 20 ¼” deep. The drawer fronts have delicate inlay while the hardware is original. The ogee bracket feet are strong and proud and show a hint of Germanic influence. Each side and the top are 2 boards apiece. Curiously, only 2 of the graduated drawers have locks. Lastly, the hardware appears to be original. Overall, it is a great chest with lots of storage. Attributed to Virginia. Circa 1775.

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