I am still recovering from the onslaught of outrage caused by my blog about French furniture. My promise to you is that I will not write about French furniture until the next time I do. And that’s a promise. I am still looking for the Liechtensteiner revival furniture that many of you have requested.

Let’s move on to some American furniture. Unless it’s English. Definitely not German.

These are pictures from my favorite auction house back in October. Not one of the catalog sales but certainly above average. There were two chest on stands, American, I believe, that are worthy of spilling some digital ink. First one is a chest on stand with serpentine stretchers.

Chest on stand. Turned legs and serpentine stretcher.

Chest on stand. Turned legs and serpentine stretcher.

I looked at a pull and saw that the bails were held on by cotter pin fittings.

Bails attached with cotter pins. Click for an inside view of the cotter pins

Bails attached with cotter pins. Click for an inside view of the cotter pins

Being a quality chest, the cotter pins inside the drawer are covered with a piece of leather (or dense cardboard) nailed in [place.

A leather patch to protect your tidy whities or other fine washable.

A leather patch to protect your tidy whities or other fine washables.

The other chest on stand has cabriole legs and pad feet. Note that the pulls on the top drawers are mounted above center. Other pulls seem to be mounted on the center line.

Chest on stand with them skinny little cabriole legs.

Chest on stand with them skinny little cabriole legs.

The frugal furniture maker on his (probably a him) nice walnut chest used a pine board for the top of the carcass. It’s the top of the chest, who’s looking? Nice dovetails, though.

A pine top on a walnut chest.

A pine top on a walnut chest.

Another interesting thing on top of the chest was a small foot stool. Its trifid feet tell me it’s a Philadelphia piece. Unless it’s English. Or Irish.

A nice stool with its younger cousin. Click to see the nice trifid feet.

A nice stool with its younger cousin. Click to see the nice trifid feet.

Click HERE to see the rest of the set. Lots more to see. And that’s a promise,