William & Mary Oyster Veneered Chest of Drawers, 18th century, oyster veneer to top, sides, and front surfaces, with two short over three long graduated drawers, on stemmed bun feet, ht. 37 1/4, wd. 38 1/4, dp. 23 1/4 in.
The drawer faces have old re-veneer, severe shrinkage cracks to both sides, with related areas of veneer lifting. holes to some of the "oysters" from flaws in wood. loss to approx. 1/3 of backboard. age typical wear, nicks, losses to veneer, and small spots of restoration.