I recently came across this chest on stand at an antique tobacco barn in Asheville, NC.
It is an odd form, relatively short, but I have seen other examples. A very plain stand with a simple cabriole leg and pad foot:
I looked at the top to see if perhaps it had been a chest on chest on stand. Not likely that it was a lower chest in that the two drawer over three drawer is not a configuration seen in lower chests. It is a fairly common configuration for the upper chest but it is too big for an upper chest.
It might not be the original base.
As I said, I looked at the top to see if there was any evidence of a previous life. What I saw was a little unusual. No evidence of and upper layer but some indication the builder liked to do more work than necessary:
But the case was joined with half blind dovetails:
In case work like this chest one would only expect to see half blind dovetails where one needs to conceal joinery like in the picture of the desk at the top of this blog page. In this chest, the joinery in hidden behind heavy crown molding:
There’s nothing wrong with what they did, it’s just unusual to see somebody doing more work than necessary. The through dovetail would have been easier, fast and stronger.