EARLY 19TH C. RARE FEDERAL PERIOD SOUTHERN WALNUT VALUABLE / SUGAR CHEST IN THE SHERATON MANNER
Thank you for shopping with Bay Colony Antiques. We're a third generation family owned business furnishing homes all over the world. We strive to bring you the best, fresh to market antiques offered below market value in the comfort of your own home. We are delighted and honored to offer for sale this rare and desirable federal period southern walnut valuable / sugar chest in the Sheraton manner.
Albeit our family is from Boston we hold southern walnut furniture in it's deserved high regards. A sugar chest is always a staple of southern US furniture collectors. When we're lucky enough to procure one they're usually snapped up very quickly. Spices and other valuables were revered and kept locked tight in a chest such as this. This chest is made of old growth southern walnut with tulip poplar secondaries, a species abundant in the southern US. This is all pegged construction with recessed paneled sides, a molded top, and decorative fruit wood escutcheon inlay. The drawer bottoms are hand chamfered poplar exactly what you'd expect to see from this region and time. The hand cut dovetailed drawers retain their original iron locks. This did not come to us with a key however most locksmiths can easily cut antique keys. The paneled swinging door had the lock removed and plugged in the correct fashion. The chest stands 21" tall on spool feet, measures 28 3/4" wide x 13 1/2" deep. This is a pure and original rare piece of southern furniture we are honored to bring to market and offer to our clients.