American Empire Chest of Drawers, Philadelphia
43" wide x 21.5" deep x 43" high
American Empire Chest of Drawers, Philadelphia, Circa 1830
We replaced and repaired missing or damaged veneers. Re-glued all loose joints, made drawers operable by re-building drawer rails when necessary. Original varnish finish has been preserved by using amalgamator to melt back top coats of old dark varnish and alligator surface. Chest was then finished with a light French polish and hard wax. It is now in excellent condition. We are very careful in our restoration to maintain the original integrity of the antiques and to retain the warmth, depth and age of the mahogany. (we never use contemporary finishing materials like lacquer) The wooden knobs were original to the chest. All drawers have original escutcheon key hole brasses, and locks (no key). All elements are original, feet columns etc.
WIDTH: 43 in | HEIGHT: 43 in | DEPTH: 21½ in
Shipping Estimate: $375 | White glove
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CONDITION: beautifully restored