An Extraordinary Guilford Chest over Drawers

painted guilford Connecticut chest

painted guilford connecticut chest





Tear Sheet

Guilford, Connecticut


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.