Chest of Drawers
ATTRIBUTION: This chest is one of three similar pieces. The other two have histories of early upper Valley ownership.
STYLE: The particular form of the shaped front is apparently unique to this area and to central Kentucky, where it is seen on console and dining table ends. While the use of walnut and walnut veneer in the last decade of the eighteenth century may place the chest outside of a large urban area, the laminated white pine drawer front core, sophisticated construction and design mark this piece as having been made by a city-trained cabinetmaker of first ability.