Sugar Chests like this were used to safe keep (under lock and key) light and dark sugar, and were a status symbol of the wealthy.
This solid walnut Sugar Chest, with tulip poplar secondary wood, has a single board top with perimeter molding over flush a paneled post constructed box. It also has the less common feature of two dovetailed drawers side by side (as opposed to the more common single drawer) and ring turned, tapered legs. Single central divider inside.
ca. 1825-30. Tulip Poplar Secondary Wood. H 28" W 37" D 18" Rectangular