A Fine and Rare Miniature Kentucky Cherry Inlaid Sugar Bureau

American (Kentucky, possibly Henry County), first quarter 19th century. A sugar bureau in cherry with poplar secondary, having a rectangular surface with applied nailed molding, the tombstone paneled case decorated with barber pole inlaid base, scalloped apron and sides, one full over a deep bottom drawer with looped corner inlay and later wooden pulls, flanked by looped inlay stiles, rising on turned feet with porcelain casters; ht. 23.5, wd. 27, dp. 16 in. 

Cowan's is grateful for the comments of Mack Cox, of Richmond, Kentucky who examined photographs of the chest, and pointed out the similarity between this and a chest of drawers perhaps from the same shop sold by Forsythe's Auctions, Lot 110, October 19, 2014. 

Provenance:By family tradition, this chest was made in Henry County, Kentucky.


Old finish dry with later pulls and casters. Upper drawer runners appear to be re-soled. Repair to the back right leg, possibly not original leg. 

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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