Paint Decorated Tabletop Case of Ten Drawers
New England, likely Maine, ca. 1820-1840. Original paint decoration of black graining over red ground on what appears to be pine and basswood, retaining original turned wooden pulls. Each drawer dovetailed, and the base is also dovetailed to the sides rather than the typical nail joinery. High degree of originality with just a small patch on the top. The substantial backboard deeply chamfered about its edges. Cases of drawers like these were often used to store spices or medicines. Delightful small size of just 15 3/8 inches wide (at the top edges) x 14 ¾ tall x 7 ¼ deep.