Incorporate classic colonial style into your décor with the Raleigh Chippendale six-drawer chest. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, this stately piece adds storage and timeless elegance to the master bedroom. With subtly graduated drawers, bracket feet, handsome solid brasses and inset keyholes, the Raleigh chest exemplifies the “plain but neat” rococo furniture preferred by 18th-century Virginians.
The top lifts to reveal a hidden compartment for jewelry or other valuables. Drawers are dovetailed front and back with a hand-beaded edge. Center drawer runners provide additional strength, and chest divides are also dovetailed. The chest’s side panels run to the floor, and the bracket feet are then attached around them.