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Sugar Chest

Place Made:
Northeast Georgia United States of America
Date Made:
1840-60
Medium:
yellow pine –paint
Dimensions:
HOA: 33 1/3″
WOA: 28 1/4″
LOA: 18 1/4″
Accession Number:
5501
Description:
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.
History:
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