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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 194

TN or KY Sheraton Sugar Chest, Original Surface

Estimate: $2,800 - $3,000

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Tennessee or Southern Kentucky Sheraton Sugar Chest in original surface. Cherry primary wood, poplar secondary. Rectangular hinged top with a flat rectangular molding over a dovetailed case with divided compartments, inset into a base with single drawer, case resting on ring turned and spiral reeded legs ending in tapering spike feet. 39"H x 25"W x 18 1/2"D. Circa 1825.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Kaye Bransford Ruty, Nashville. By descent from family members who lived in Marshall County, TN and Christian County, KY. 


Hinges replaced and battons for the top added as well as the lower drawer altered in the late 1800s (the drawer was rebuilt with nailed joinery; the original drawer front and knobs retained). Replaced strips to back of case where hinges were changed. Top has wear, shrinkage, staining, and an old 3" patch. Top edge molding  is loose on one side, with nearby chip to lid. Inlaid kite shaped escutcheon missing. Lacks key. Other scattered minor shrinkage, abrasions, and wear. Some grime and wear to legs. 

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Bank: Pinnacle Bank
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Nashville, TN 37201
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Knoxville, TN 37909
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The estate of Kaye Bransford Ruty, Nashville. By descent from family members who lived in Sumner/Wilson Counties, TN, and Lexington/Richmond, KY.