- FINE FEDERAL BIRDS
EYE MAPLE AND MAHOGANY INLAID CHERRY
- BOW-FRONT CHEST
OF DRAWERS, circa 1810.
- Attributed to the
firm of Spooner and Fitts, Athol, Massachusetts.
- This is one of
the most elaborately inlaid examples of this form we have seen.
The ovals are of crotch cherry with choice mahogany veneer surrounds;
the drop panel is crotch birch; the rectangular panels are birds
eye maple; the case is cherry. The oval brasses are original.
a nearly identical chest is in the White House Collection and
appears in The Magazine Antiques, July 1979, page 120.
- Height 42,
Width 44 ½, Depth 24.
- © 2012 Peter
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