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American Federal Serpentine Mahogany Commode


Serpentine case front, top front and sides. Oval inlaid medallion-centered top, of crotch and flame mahogany veneers. Three cock-beaded drawers. Curved aprons and splayed bracket feet. A specimen American Hepplewhite / William Whitehead 'school' chest of drawers; its pine secondary woods suggests a Charleston, South Carolina origin.


  • Period
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  • Condition
    Good. Brass pulls are 'of the period' but may not be original to this piece. This chest of drawers has undergone highly-skilled conservation maintainence and restoration over its 220 plus years; and is eminently serviceable..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 37 in. x W 46 in. x D 23 in.

    H 93.98 cm x W 116.84 cm x D 58.42 cm

  • Seller location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller reference number
    1709 BOEE CMMR
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