An Extraordinary Guilford Chest over Drawers

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painted guilford connecticut chest

 

 

 

 



Guilford, Connecticut

c.1725-35

Tulip poplar with oak ball feet and chestnut lid cleats retaining the original cotter pin hinges and black-painted and polychrome-decorated surface.

Ht. 42.5", OAW 38.75", OAD 19.25"

An extremely rare and important lift-top chest over drawers with two over one false drawer fronts over two full drawers on ball feet

Provenance: Descended in the original Guilford family until 1925 when it was acquired by a private collector where it has remained until recently purchased.

Condition: Exceptional, original structural condition. Only the brass pulls have been restored. A 19th c. over varnish was removed as it obscured the strength of color of the remarkably intact original painted finish.

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