Posted 5 months ago
First time poster here---can't believe I only just found this site!
This is a chest of drawers I got from my grandparents' house after my grandfather's death (age 96) in 1985. It had been in a guest bedroom I often stayed in from the time I was a baby. I remember back in 1985 there was mention of my grandmother having bought a lot of antique furniture to furnish that house, probably around 1930, and there may even have been a receipt! She might have done so from the Philadelphia or Chester County PA area as that's where my grandfather's Quaker family were from. It's also possible that she bought it locally, in Tennessee, but other furnishings and art from the house were definitely from the Pennsylvania area.
The chest case is obviously maple with pine drawers. Construction is pretty crude and there have been many repairs including with nails. I have one drawer out as the bottom is detached from the side.
From what little comparison I've found over the years, this is a 'country' piece of no particular style, likely early 19th C. I have a mirror that used to hang above it, also maple.
I'll be very interested in anything that anyone can tell me about this!