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Chest of drawers

1969.571 (RS24458)

Description

Bowfront chest of drawers with four graduated drawers. Edge of top has "zig-zag" stringing of satinwood and ebony. Single half round molding edging drawers. French feet with slight "kick out" associated with Portsmouth cabinet making. Skirt scalloped at sides and deeply bowed at front with central arch cut out; edge has same stringing as top. Oval escutcheons and oval brasses with bails; three are marked "HJ".

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1800
Material
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
case furniture
Chest Of Drawers
chests of drawers
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneering
People and organizations
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Dimensions
34 x 40 x 22 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.571
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
17390

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