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Deerfield Scalloped-Top Chest
cherry, 35"h, 36"w, 24"d

The Connecticut River Valley gave rise to a spate of scalloped-top furniture in the later part of the 18th century. Like the scalloped-top lowboy, this chest has a bold and unique top shape as its primary focus, but supports it with a well-proportioned chest on a bandy-legged frame. The ample Chippendale-style pulls give it a stately appearance, and the slipper feet lend a grace that pad feet could not equal.

The base frame is separate from the frame and is of pegged mortise-and-tenon construction. The locking drawers and case are dovetailed. A similar original is an iconic example of the style at Historic Deerfield.

similar example: Fales p. 186