Raleigh Chippendale 6 Drawer Chest
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Incorporate classic colonial style into your décor with the Raleigh Chippendale six-drawer chest. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, this stately piece adds ample storage and timeless elegance to the master bedroom. With subtly graduated drawers, bracket feet, handsome solid brasses and inset keyholes, the Raleigh chest exemplifies the "plain but neat" rococo furniture preferred by 18th-century Virginians.
The fine attention to detail and superior craftsmanship of a 6th-generation furniture maker have resulted in an heirloom-quality chest that will last for generations to come. The top lifts to reveal a hidden compartment for jewelry or other valuables. Drawers are dovetailed front and back with a hand-beaded edge. Center drawer runners provide additional strength, and chest divides are also dovetailed. The chest's side panels run to the floor, and the bracket 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
- 42"W x 55 ½"H x 21"D
- Dovetailed construction
- Hand-beaded drawer fronts
- Top finished down to 7/8" thickness
- Solid brass hardware with lacquer
- Made in the USA
- Handcrafted 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.