Five Drawer Chippendale Bureau
Walnut bureau with fluted quarter columns in the Chippendale style
This bureau, made of beautiful air-dried Walnut purchased from a local sawyer in Adams County, Indiana combines elements of two different bureaus from the Connecticut River Valley in the late 1700s. It has fluted quarter columns on each front corner, five drawers with fronts made of richly figured crotch Walnut, and bracket feet splayed at 7 degrees. The case is dovetailed together with the one vertical drawer divider twin tenoned into two runner frames.
It has a finish of linseed oil and hand-padded shellac.