Bow Front Chest
Antique American Bow Front Bureau from Providence, Rhode Island area circa 1790-1810
Cherry veneer drawer fronts. Cockbeaded edges. Replaced brasses. Cherry top with crossbanded edges. Hepplewhite period French bracket feet. Crossbanded inlay on base. Chestnut and poplar secondary woods.
Cabinetmaker signed "Dyr" -which can be construed as Dyer in a historical sense. This name appears locally in Providence and Cranston in the period. The signature can only be seen by removing the top. It's on top of the upper front rail. The bureau is also marked "X5" in a number of spots, including overlapping the signature. The drawers are numbered 5 through 8, suggesting this was originally one of a pair.
41 1/2" wide, 21 1/2" deep, and 37 3/4" high