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Four-drawer Chest

1991.331 (RS20875)

Description

Rectangular top with molded edge on case with four graduated long drawers with original engraved quatrefoil brass escutcheons, backplates or tear drop pulls. The drawers surrounded with double arch moldings. All raised on molded base and ball feet with short turned legs. Grain painted in two shades of red.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1720-1740
Inscriptions
Type on jelly jar label at left side inner top drawer: grained chest with original brasses descended/to Mrs. Myrta (Little)/Davies, Hampstead, N.H. from her Little family/ ancestors in Newbury.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
graining
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
CHEST OF DRAWERS
chests of drawers
Grained
graining
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
William and Mary
Dimensions
37 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 19 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.331
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2323

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