Chippendale Chest on Chest
Reproduction of circa 1780 Chippendale cherry Bonnet-Top chest-on-chest owned by C.L. Prickett, antiques dealer. My wife and I saw the piece at the Philadelphia antiques show in 2010 and loved its proportions and the unique fan carving. I was allowed to photograph and measure the original and created all the moldings by hand carving and molding planes. A nearly identical chest (but in tiger maple) is in the Winterthur collection. I used a shellac finish and Londonderry brasses.