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Attributed to Mordecai Collins (1785-1864), Davidson County, 1810-17, poplar secondary, dovetailed case, two board rectangular top, four graduated cock beaded drawers, distinctive alternating light/dark wood edge inlay to top, side case corners and drawers, triple line inlaid band at base, shaped French bracket feet, scalloped side panels.
42.25 x 37.25 x 19.25 in., case width 36.25 in.From the Collection of Quincy and Betty Scarborough, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Distinctive Swisegood shop form and inlay characteristics retaining original feet and an old warm mellow patina. A very similar example can be found in MESDA's publication "The Swisegood School of Cabinet Making", 8 Chest of Drawers, Accession: 1065-3. The straight pattern barber pole inlay and the beveled edge to the drawer's secondary edges are hallmarks of Collins' cabinetmaking.
Top reset and with dark staining and wear; two drawer runners rebuilt and later drawers guides; three locks missing; later pulls; bottom three drawers with cut and patch at escutcheon; later inlaid escutcheons.
$4,000 - 6,000