Hepplewhite Four-Drawer Chest with Inlay
English, early 19th century. A Hepplewhite chest of drawers in mahogany with pine secondary, having a rectangular, crossbanded top with a three-quarter, string-inlaid border above a patera- and string-inlaid frieze, over four graduated and dovetailed drawers with brass, thistle-stamped pulls, the cockbeaded drawer fronts featuring inlaid, shield-form escutcheons, all above a shaped and inlaid apron and rising on flared French feet; ht. 40, wd. 36.5, dp. 18.25 in.
Surface wear and imperfections as would be expected with age and use. Some veneer cracks and losses, primarily on the apron. Top with some slight warping. Some scattered age splits to top and sides of case. Some losses to cockbeading and scattered worming. Retains interior lock mechanisms.