All wood, approximately 6.5 feet tall, bottom piece being about 1 foot of it. About 2 feet wide and 1 foot deep. One drawer on the bottom and 5 on top. Metal handles that are falling apart a bit. Some chips and scrapes in the wood itself and the drawers are starting to become slightly askew. The drawers seem to be held on with metal sliders. Please let me know if more exact measurements are needed and/or more pictures or information.
A friend gave it to me ~ 5 years ago who also owned it for about 5 years. He claims not to remember where he got it except that he paid ~ $400 for it. Not sure if he underpaid or overpaid or if that is the actual value. Also not sure the cost to fix it up.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A Chippendale style block-front mahogany chest on chest
In the New England manner, second half 20th Century
In two sections, the upper section with broken swan's neck pediment centering an egg finial over a case fitted with five block-front long drawers, the lower section with midmolding over a single block-front long drawer over a shell-carved skirt, raised on cabriole legs ending in pad feet.
overall height 6 1/2 feet tall, approximately 24 inches wide, 12 inches deep
CONDITION: wear appears to be commensurate with age and use
PROVENANCE: gift from a friend
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