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.
I looked at a pull and saw that the bails were held on by cotter pin fittings.
Being a quality chest, the cotter pins inside the drawer are covered with a piece of leather (or dense cardboard) nailed in [place.
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.
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.
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.
Click HERE to see the rest of the set. Lots more to see. And that’s a promise,