Issue 8 T.O.C. – “Examination: Grain-Painted Chest Over Drawers”

This is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Eight. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is come. 

Please note that the subscription window which includes Issue Eight is open now through March 25th.



Examination: Grain-Painted Chest Over Drawers

Sometimes, you just get lucky. In Issue Eight, we will be examining an early-19th-century grain-painted chest over drawers that was found in a thrift shop at a bargain-basement price.

As always, we will turn the examination piece inside-out and pore over it from every angle, gleaning as much as we can about how this chest was made. Its unique features (such grain painting all the way around, including the rough back boards), fine but irregular dovetails, and classic proportions make this a beautiful and informative exploration.


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