EARLY 19TH CENTURY NORTH SHORE SHERATON CHEST OF DRAWERS OF THE SCHOOL OF SAMUEL MCINTIRE
We are delighted to offer you this Circa 1815 Portsmouth NH to possibly the North Shore of Massachusetts Sheraton period chest of drawers made in the school of Samuel McIntire. It is truly difficult to regionalize which side of state's boarder its comes from but it is unquestionably made by a cabinet maker trained in the McIntire discipline. Employing the well defined signature punching and swag leaf carved panels. The columns are further defined in very intricate spool turnings. The chest is mainly constructed out of wavy birch ("Maine Mahogany") with crotched mahogany veneered cock beaded molded drawer facings. It is wonderfully accented by its original back gallery with turned rosettes. Possessing all of its original hand chamfered pine secondary panels it has all its locks and original wooden knobs pulls. Most of these were later rebrassed as imported English brasses that became available again to the trading port of Salem Mass. We note an old dowel re-enforcement to the back left leg & that is it. It is clean with nice drawer actions always having been loved & cherished. It measures 42 1/2" long, 18 3/4" wide and 43 1/2" tall at the top of back gallery.