+Chapin School, Oxbow (Reverse Serpentine) four drawer chest, Hartford area, circa 1790-1800, cherry, pine secondary, features qualify as "Chapin School" as discussed in Connecticut Valley Furniture, Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800" by Thomas Kugelman et al (CVF) published in 2005, features listed as follows: (page 143 of CVF): backboards chamfered and set into grooves in sides and top, drawer dividers double tenoned to case sides; (page 161 of CVF): oxbow façade, ogee feet with applied piece for shaping, pad is molded with astragal (bead), splay (slant) to feet, drawer front inside surfaces shaped with gouge, scooped, to conform to façade, bottom edge rectangular. Quadrant base assembly with (a.) blind dovetailed and mitered front feet, (b.) quarter round supporting glue blocks, (c.) shaped rear bracket support dovetailed to rear feet, (d.) assembly nailed to three-sided frame; (page 183, Catalog 79C of CVF): drawers dividers double tenoned to case sides, runners nailed to case sides; (Page 193 of CVF) sub top made of three cross struts, scribe molded drawer fronts. [Note: this chest is very similar to CVF catalog items 70, 71, 88 and 88A.], condition: refinished, brasses replaced in original holes, repairs to drawer runners, one drawer lock and one escutcheon not present, with key (in office), and other wear consistent with age and use, 33 1/4" h., top size - 43" w. x 21 1/4" d.; case size 40 1/2" w. x 19 1/2" d. [PLEASE BRING APPROPRIATE ASSISTANCE AND VEHICLE, AS GALLERY STAFF CANNOT ASSIST WITH MOVING LARGER/HEAVIER PIECES AFTER PURCHASE]

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