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Block-front Chest of Drawers

1981.4 (RS33271)

Description

Mahogany, block-front chest of drawers; molded and shaped oblong top above a conforming case with upper slide, four blocked and grauated long drawers below, the molded base continuing to blocked bracket feet.

Details

Label
Highlights of the furniture collection: While block front chests of drawers from Newport, Boston, and Connecticut are well known, examples made in Portsmouth are rare. This splendid chest is one of two Portsmouth-made block fronts in Historic New England's collections. Family legend holds that this chest originally belonged to Sir William Pepperrell of nearby Kittery, Maine.
Maker
unknown
Date
1745-1760
Material
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
Chest Of Drawers
chests of drawers
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
Dimensions
31 3/8 x 38 1/4 x 22 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1981.4
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
241975

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