Extra fine American Rococo Rosewood mirrored chest. Unusually styled, with the ornate mirror frame set 5" forward on the white marble surface, something we have not seen before. Passed down in a prominent Baltimore family this extraordinary piece of furniture has all the qualities found in the best cabinet work of it's day. Highly figured Rosewood solids and veneers, exceptional hand carvings, beautiful form and proportions and minute attention to detail. The base is serpentine, with two large drawers, columned sides with carved capitals and bases on "pumpkin" carved feet. Each drawer has a finely carved detail on each side and original carved knobs. The molding around the inset white marble is a fine, heavy gadroon. The heavily carved dressing mirror swivels from it's ornate arms and retains it's original plate in good condition. Original working locks and keys. All original, lightly cleaned and polished with only small losses to the drawer edges. Over all fine original condition. 84 1/2" tall x 48" wide, 22" deep.
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