Original Peter Tuttle


PETER TUTTLE MASON CO., KENTUCKY CHERRY SERPENTINE FRONT CHEST

Original Peter Tuttle, Mason County, Kentucky cherry serpentine front chest on frame with cabriole legs. Dovetailed case with five graduated cherry drawers and secondary woods of poplar and pine. The apron is scalloped with a large central lobe and the side aprons are shaped as deep double-cyma curves. The chest is in "as found" condition with original finish. Veneer chips, missing cock-bead, replaced pulls, and larger hole at key escutcheon in bottom drawer. A museum quality piece of Kentucky furniture. 44 1/4" w. x 23 1/4" d. x 47 1/2" h. Peter Tuttle was born in Prince William County, Virginia in 1782 and arrived in Mason County, Kentucky, some time before 1810 when he married Elizabeth Calvert. He was working in Fleming County in 1828 and later worked in Nicholas County. He died in Missouri in 1859. Ref: "Antiques in Kentucky" reprinted from "THE MAGAZINE ANTIQUES" March & April 1974, 551 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017. Sold for $74,250

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