With its double string inlay of boxwood and handsome brasses, this antique bachelor's chest has just the right panache to look good in a bedroom, or as an end table out in the public living room. Its depth of 18" doesn't preclude it from duty in a front hall, either.
The top has matching string inlay, but that inlay is not repeated on the utilitarian oak, pull out brush slide, which bears the scars of repeated cigarette burns and ink stains. The case rests on shaped bracket feet of generous proportion and they bring the height of this chest to a generous 32 inches.
Circa 1770, its measurements are: Height: 32", Width: 33.25", Depth: 18"
Originally an 18th Century grist mill, Mill House Antiques can be found nestled in a gentle bend of the Nonnewaug River along Route 6 in northern Woodbury, Connecticut. Established in 1964 as a destination for fine antiques, Mill House attracts an international clientele of discriminating collectors…