Posted 5 years ago
I purchased this at an estate sale with very little idea of age or style. I am of the opinion that it is American Empire or Federal, circa 1830, but that is a total guess. The construction is not elegant but is very functional. I find it to be beautiful and rustic at the same time. The piece was once used vigorously for many years judging by the wear patterns on the draws and their openings.
Here are my questions for those who may know:
What is its era, and style?
Where was it made?
What do you believe its original function to be?
Would replacing the damaged green felt on the slant top effect its value?
Is the green felt likely to be original?
Would using leather to replace the felt be appropriate?
I would love to hear your opinions on this piece.