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Chest of drawers

1948.124 (RS102039)

Description

Chest of drawers. Top has dressing glass surmounting three small drawers. All drawers have cockbeading and curly maple veneers outlined by mahogany crossbanding and ebony and satinwood stringing. Lower case has three banks of drawers, two small over two large. Engaged 3/4 columns form front posts are reeded and feet have vague urn form atop reel and taper to ball over "peg." Matching back feet. Two square posts with scroll supports hold looking glass with shaped crest. Tops of posts are round and have "acorn" finial. Looking glass in simple molded frame. Knobs on long drawers are amber with ivory backplates; others are ivory.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1820
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
amber (fossil resin)
birch (wood)
brass (alloy)
ivory (tooth component)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Amber
amber (fossil resin)
Birch
birch (wood)
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
Chest Of Drawers
chests of drawers
ivory (tooth component)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany Veneer
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
Vegetable Ivory
veneer
Dimensions
69 1/4 x 38 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1948.124
Credit Line
Gift of Charles K. Davis
GUSN
17294

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