The Baker Furniture Historic Charleston Collection celebrates the beauty and heritage of one of America’s most gracious cities, Charleston, South Carolina. These classic designs, ranging several centuries, have been meticulously reproduced by the craftsmen at Baker Furniture since 1976. Baker and the Historic Charleston Foundation have invested thousands of hours researching the origins of each piece. Special care is taken to assure a precise match with the original in terms of form, decoration and species of wood. Elegantly formal to sophisticatedly casual, the result is an eclectic presentation of dining, bedroom and occasional furniture in mahogany, pine and cherry veneers.
The Baker Historic Charleston Collection 1907 Serpentine Chests are constructed of mahogany solids and veneers with four (4) graduated drawers, including a working lock in the top drawer and brass hardware on all drawers. The original of this 18th century Charleston-made serpentine chest resides in a bedroom in the Joseph Manigault House. The Manigault chests feature molded tops above four (4) graduated inlaid drawers. Finished in rich mahogany, the chests are adorned with round brasses flanked by canted corners with stringing, and raised on bracketed feet.
These beautiful pieces were purchased new and have been used as nightstands in a smoke-free home. There are a few minor blemishes consistent with the age and history of the pieces. One chest has a couple of scratches on the top which can easily be repaired, if desired. These striking pieces are very versatile and can greatly enhance the beauty and function of any room. Decorators have placed these pieces in a variety of rooms throughout a home, including bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, entry halls and entertainment areas.
Each chest is 43”W x 23.375”D x 35”H.