The hardware on this chest relates to a similar example by John Gold of Birmingham, England, which is illustrated in Donald L. Fennimore's Metalwork in Early America (Winterthur, Delaware: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc., 1996) on page 436, no. 307.
Overall fine condition.
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