This fine mahogany chest is a distinctly Winchester product with the typical French feet and construction of that area. The secondary wood is southern yellow pine. The brasses are period and appear to be original.
This chest was, in the early 20th century, in the personal collection of John Happel, one of Fredericksburg’s first antiques dealers. We purchased it 15 years ago from the estate of his son, Ralph. It has just returned to the market.