Federal Mahogany and Flame Birch Veneer Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, area, c. 1805-15, the top with flame birch veneered edge above a case of cockbeaded drawers banded in the same veneers, all on a cutout base of flaring French feet centering a drop panel outlined in diagonal banding, ht. 37 1/2, wd. 41, dp. 21 1/2 in.
Literature: For a discussion of similar bureaus, see Brock Jobe, Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, pp. 112-121, especially fig. 11B, p. 115.
filled shrinkage cracks and minor veneer splits in top, shrinkage cracks in sides, pulls appear to be original; minor patches to drawer crossbanding; beaded drawers edges die-stamped 1, 2, 3, and 4 in ascending order from top.
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