We are very excited to be offering today this wonderful period Beidermeier seven drawer flame mahogany period chest that dates from the 1850s era. It came into our west coast warehouse off the last container. It has the beautiful finish, which has always been for the Beidermeier that we hand pick. This wonderful seven drawer chest has a very unusual, besides the stunning match veneer fronts as you can see in the photos, it has the detail claw foot with toe nails also carved in, instead of the scroll or block feet. It is in wonderful condition with the typical age cracks on the plank sides and it has a stress crack across the top of the crown molding (on the very top) that is not visible unless you are standing on a chair. The finish is really nice and the escutcheons are all there. There is a key, but we do not guarantee the locks to work as they always need to be cleaned, oiled and adjusted, but they appear to be working currently. The seven drawers represent the seven days of the week for the men when they went to sea. On Sunday, it was their best day, so it is in the deepest drawer. These drawers never had handles as the key was used to unlock that days attire and open the drawer. The drawers are all hand cut dovetail, the secondary wood is some sort of pine and the back boards are period original and are all hand chamfered. The rest of the chest is all original.The overall size is 41 inches wide, 20.5 inches deep and 63.5 inches high. It is super nice and very impressive. Other than the cracks, everything else is simply beautiful and will be there for many decades of carefree use. It is a rich reddish brown mahogany stain finish and the patina is gorgeous. The chest comes shipped into two sections for ease. This dresser is currently in our west coast warehouse.