I like the lines of both pieces but not the construction. I could improve on the construction by using a one piece leg and mortise the front and sides into the leg but then I think it would change the look a bit.
So I kept looking.... I found this in New England Furniture at Winterthur.
And from The Cabinetmaker and Carver book
I think I like the pad foot better. The two pieces are suspected to be from the same Boston shop but it is all conjecture. Believed to be from about 1745-1760.
The dimensions are 31H x 33 1/2W x 21 3/4 D. These are the top dimensions. The case of course is slightly smaller. Both are similar in size. Both are double pinned in leg rail. I have enough mahogany left over from the last project to make it. I also have some walnut but would have to get some wide material for the top. I will think about it. Walnut lightens over time and I really like the look of this antique walnut. I could probably make the mahogany this color when I finish the piece.
I have made a block front bureau so I am familiar with the style and construction of the drawer fronts. This is the bureau pictures below.
So the first thing to do is make a full size drawing. The cabriolet legs in the top picture are thin and do not have a lot of curve. Do you think Winterthur would let me come and measure and trace the leg????? If Yale had the piece I am sure they would.