Here's an outstanding 19th Century folk art chest of drawers in the form of a stack of 5 graduated sized books being offered by Yellow Garage Antiques dealer Steve Stam of Giles Antiques. Measuring 26 1/2" tall, 18" wide, and 9" deep (at the base), each of the five drawers has applied carvings including hearts, diamonds, stars, birds made of mahogany. White glass knobs and dark brass tacks finish the decoration. The rest of the box is made of a thin softwood that retains the original black paint.
CONDITION: All original. A few minor breaks and losses. There is a loss near the footed base on the left. Another just above the bottom drawer. some cracks on the back and two cracks on the edge of the drawer. Repairs to back legs.