Picture This XXVI

I mentioned in Chest Invection how some, originally floor-standing, chests of drawers occasionally found their way up onto unrelated floor-standing chests and stands in order to address a paucity of chests-on-chests and chests-on-stands in the marketplace.

The image below illustrates the typical attachment of a bun foot to a bona fide floor-standing chest of drawers, where the foot’s spigot is inserted into a hole in the bottom of the carcase.

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Fig. 1. Circa 1690 walnut bun foot.

The following image is of the chest (formerly a bun-footed floor-standing example) from a ‘chest-on-stand’ with one of its spigot holes clearly visible.

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Fig. 2. Circa 1690 previously floor-standing chest atop a stand.

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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