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High Chest on Frame

Description

Upper section has five graduated drawers with thin thumbnail molded edge, bottom even with drawer bottom. Flat top with cove and ogee molded cornice, side boards rabetted through top. Lower section has support frame with deep apron cut at sides with flat ogee arch, front has two ogee arches centering ogee with arch top. Space between arches has double point, not drops (usually a Connecticut feature). Unusual cabriole legs jut out sharply at knee, small brackets angle created by point of knee continues to thin ankles, legs end with Spanish feet. Refinished red-brown stain, evidence of darker, earlier color. Replaced brasses.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1730-1760
Location of origin
Connecticut
Associated Building
Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
cherry (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
cherry (wood)
Chest Of Drawers
high chests of drawers
pine (wood)
People and organizations
Thacher, Mary
Dimensions
62 3/8 x 40 x 20 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.456
Credit Line
Estate of Guido Perera
GUSN
255304

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