Lot 1414
North Carolina Federal Birch Chest of Drawers
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Western region, early 19th century, yellow pine secondary, top with applied edge, two side by side drawers above three graduated drawers, all with cock beaded edge, full dust shelves for long drawers, shaped skirt, bracket foot facings, applied to original foot block.

39 x 37 x 18.5 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Staining to top; some drawer runners added; cock beading missing to one drawer side; shrinkage crack to left and right side case; cracks to foot facings.