Middle Tennessee Cherry Sugar Chest

ca. 1835

Possibly Davidson or Williamson Co.

Secondary Wood: Tulip Poplar

A classic middle Tennessee sugar chest with a rectangular top with perimeter moulding, over a conforming dovetailed box, the right well has the unusual feature of having a removable  fitted dovetailed box. The dovetailed rests on a frame with a single dovetailed box supported by ring turned and tapering legs.

For a similar sugar chest with a drop in divider see page 19 of  Considerable Grace The Southern Roots of the Kentucky Shaker Dining Room, An Exhibition of Antebellum Kentucky and Tennessee Dining Room Furniture and Silver, Shaker Museum at South Union Oct. 1st-21st 1999. The sugar chest picture is attributed to Williamson county and has a earlier more vertical appearance and leg.

Condition: Refinished, patch to the right back stile, lock missing, blade above drawer possibly an old replacement. Pulls replaced with period ones. Old inactive termite tunnels in interior.

Note: A classic Middle Tennessee sugar chest with desirable dovetailed box on frame form and  mellow old refinish and boldly turned legs. The dovetailed drop in box is a desirable and unusual feature, it is believed that these drop in boxes were intended to be removed and taken to town to fill with sugar.

Height: 35 1/8”

Width: 28 3/8”

Depth: 17 7/8”

Leg Height: 9 1/4”



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