Lot 732
Rare NC Chippendale Sulfur Inlaid Blanket Chest
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 18th century, walnut, yellow pine and poplar secondary, having a top with molded edge, interior with left side lidded till, two side by side drawers, shaped bracket foot base. Sulfur inlaid initials "MM" centered on front; unusually, no locking device ever used on this chest.

49.25 x 29.25 x 20.5 in.

Interior lid of till with script writing, possibly including initials "MM.''

References to the use of sulfur inlay in North Carolina furniture are included in Jean Lucas' article, "Piedmont North Carolina Furniture: 1780-1860," ANTIQUES AND FINE ART. (Spring 2011): p. 190.

Top with split; till lid with repair; drawers missing escutcheons; hinges moved and replaced; rear foot at right replaced; added strip of wood to one half across the back near base.

$5,000 - 8,000