Six drawer chest

Handmade chest in the Coolgardie Museum as an example of “Pioneer homelife”. Date unknown but probably around 1920/30’s. The variable widths of the boards used for the case sides and drawers indicate they may have come from a packing case. It’s hard to tell if the carcase is joined with mortise and tenons, the heavy layer of paint obscures the shoulder, and I couldn’t inspect the construction inside because the museum people get a bit antzy about people touching the exhibits. The curved details on the legs are nailed on

Chest

No need for Dovetails

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