A Classical Mahogany Bow-front Chest with Columns, Philadelphia,
attributed to Anthony Quervelle, c.1830
This is a full scale chest
with magnificently figured mahogany. The bow front
is quite dramatic, and is further enhanced by flanking
stately columns with beautifully carved capitals.
It is unusual, however, in having the lower drawer
straight, as a base, supporting the columns above.
It is the only one of this form we have seen. The
cabinetry is absolutely first class (see details below)
It retains its original wooden pulls. This piece came
to us with a related bureau (sw01086);
both are illustrated in Philadelphia Empire Furniture,
46 1/2 in. Width: 43 in. Depth: 22 1/4 in.