July 15, 2022 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


MESDA Documented John Swisegood Attributed Inlaid North Carolina Chest

Piedmont, North Carolina, probably Davidson County, circa 1800, MESDA documented, figured walnut with poplar and yellow pine secondary, banded and line inlaid graduated dovetailed drawers with comma, inlay, and original brass pulls, inlaid teardrop escutcheons, depicting doves and inscribed "peace", drawer flanked by barber pole inlay, some inscriptions in red carpenter's pencil, 42 x 37-1/4 x 19 in.

Note: Recorded by MESDA in 1973, see file S-30362

Provenance:Private North Carolina Collection


very good condition overall, appears to retain original brasses, typical minor cracks and repairs to drawer banding and beading, minor pest damage at backboards with some edge losses and later nailing, original feet and most blocking with scattered minor repairs (raised on later risers, wear and veneer losses at front toes, one rear foot with one inch face patch at toe, some cracks and distress at front brackets), thin strip of veneer/beading below lower drawer replaced, other typical scattered surface flaws and very minor repairs

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

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