Posted 10 years ago
I found this beautiful halfmoon chest at a thrift store in Denver and fell in love with it. I wish it could speak and tell me its history. It's handcrafted and the drawers are dovetailed. What was it used for? Any idea how old it is? Or what part of the country (assuming its American) it came from? What would you call the style? What kind of wood -- mahogany or cherry? Check out those wild feet. (Click on the first image for a better view.) I can't find anything like them on the internet. The pull handles may be newer - not sure.
It appears quite old to me - has a little damage. Antique shop people have been all over the place about its age - have guessed anywhere from the late 1800s to the 1940s. I'd guess around 100 years old.
Whoever made it did a masterful job. I'd appreciate anything anyone can tell me.