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Sugar Chest

Place Made:
Northeast Georgia United States of America
Date Made:
yellow pine –paint
HOA: 33 1/3″
WOA: 28 1/4″
LOA: 18 1/4″
Accession Number:
DESCRIPTION: Rectangular case with frame and panel construction; stiles continue into turned legs; rails of case attach to stiles with mortise and tenon joints with large blocking supports running down the corners of the interior of the case; panels are chamfered on the interior to fit the dado joint and flat to the exterior of the case; the top is attached by two metal hinges at the back of the case and has a simple molding along the front and sides attached with nails; the interior of the case is divided into two large sections the right being smaller than the left side; the left side at the back of the case there is a small till that is divided into three sections; there is a metal lock at the front interior of the case. Exterior is painted green; interior unpainted.
Jerry Smith (Georgia dealer, thought to have moved to New Hampshire) originally picked it out of the house approximately 25 years ago. Then sold to Peggy Bean (Mississippi collector); Ramona Huges (Mississippi collector/dealer); Bill Ship (dealer); Monty Young (dealer); Blandon Cherry; Terry and Brenda Daniels (Pennsylvania/Alabama dealer/collectors); Conestoga Auctions (June 2008); Blandon Cherry; MESDA.
Credit Line:
MESDA Purchase Fund