Possibly Benjamin Frothingham
Boston, Massachusetts or surrounding area
Mahogany primary with white pine secondary
33″ W (case); 32.5″ H; 18″ D
This chest is highly unusual as it is truly a gentleman’s dressing bureau. It is complete with a brush slide and four graduated drawers. While attributed to Boston, there are some construction features, like a large dovetail under the central part of the case, that previously has been attributed to maker Benjamin Frothingham. Its diminutive size, original brass, and original finish make this little chest a very special piece.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This was the last piece that I purchased from a dear friend. His excitement and willingness to help a young dealer will always keep this piece close to my heart.