Lightfoot Chippendale Bedside Chest
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Decorate in classic colonial style with this heirloom-quality bedside chest. With subtly graduated drawers, bracket feet and handsome solid brass bail pulls, the Lightfoot Chippendale chest exemplifies the "plain but neat" rococo furniture preferred by 18th-century Virginians. As beautiful as it is practical, the bedside chest is named for Colonel Philip Lightfoot, a wealthy Yorktown merchant and planter who owned extensive properties in 18th-century Williamsburg.
The fine attention to detail and superior craftsmanship of a 6th-generation furniture maker have resulted in a bedside chest that will last for generations to come. Drawers are dovetailed front and back with a beaded edge hand-applied by a skilled craftsman. The drawer sides are made from solid maple wood. The chest's side panels run to the floor, and the feet are then attached around them. This method equally distributes the weight on the side panels and helps minimize cracks over time.
- Solid mahogany wood
- 25"W x 33"H x 17"D
- Dovetailed construction
- Hand-beaded drawer fronts
- Solid brass hardware with lacquer
- Made in the USA
- Hand-crafted by Owen Suter, 6th-generation furniture maker
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Dust with damp soft cloth - do not use furniture polish.
A rare 1754 1st edition of Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director is held by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Williamsburg master cabinetmaker Edmund Dickinson, who counted Thomas Jefferson among his patrons in 18th century Virginia, owned a copy of Chippendale's designs, which cost about as much as a mahogany desk. When Dickinson was killed in battle during the American Revolution, the influential design book was listed in an inventory of his possessions, providing one of the few documented references to its use in America.