Cherry Sugar Chest

I have added this Classic Cherry Sugar Chest to my inventory, its dimensions and form ( a dovetailed box on base) are sought after by collectors. It has its original divider as well as bread boards and perimeter molding along its top, another feature which I like is the small molding which separates the box from the base.

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Image of Sugar chest top showing bread boards (also know as battens) which help keep the single board top flat. Battens were attached with mortise and tenon joints the tenons would often prevent the top from shrinking over time and a crack would often develop on the top (a good sign of age and originality.) You can see in this image that a small strip of wood was added to the front behind the molding to make up for the cross grain shrinkage.

Image of Sugar chest top showing bread boards (also know as battens) which help keep the single board top flat. Battens were attached with mortise and tenon joints the tenons would often prevent the top from shrinking over time and a crack would often develop on the top (a good sign of age and originality.) You can see in this image that a small strip of wood was added to the front behind the molding to make up for the cross grain shrinkage.

Base of cherry sugar chest showing perimeter molding, note how the top piece of wood above the drawer is dovetailed in to the top of the front leg.

Base of cherry sugar chest showing perimeter molding, note how the top piece of wood above the drawer is dovetailed in to the top of the front leg.