SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA LATE FEDERAL WALNUT SEMI-HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, the rectangular one-board top with applied "matchstick-carved" edge molding above three short drawers over three full graduated drawers, each with scratch-beaded edge and inlaid escutcheon, flanked by ring- and baluster-turned quarter columns applied to stiles, paneled ends, the whole with cut-out skirt to front and ends, raised on turned feet formed from the stiles. Yellow pine and poplar secondary woods. Excellent early dry surface with warm, rich color. Probably Rockingham or Shenandoah Co., VA. Second quarter 19th century. 47" H, 37 1/4" W, 19 5/8" D. Provenance: Descended in the Hiser family, west of Bridgewater, VA.
Very good condition with areas of wear and minor losses to top edge molding. Expected usage wear throughout. One drawer bottom replaced.