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Description

Bow front chest of four graduated drawers. Mahogany top edged with ribbed half-round bead, 4 roundels at each corner as capitals for legs. Turned, reeded legs with carved undulating leaves with star-punched background at top, tapering cylindrical foot with bulbous head. Pine drawers faced with 2 part panel of birch veneer with mahogany banding and applied bead edge. Replaced, probably old, oval brasses with reclining figure and cornucopia with marine scene in background. Top 3 drawers fitted with locks, all have oval key plates at center. Full pine dust board at bottom only, 3 horizontal rabetted back boards.

Details

Maker
Probably Hook, William, 1777-1867
Date
1790-1810
Location of origin
Salem, MA, New England
Associated Building
Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneer
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bureaus (slant-front desks)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
Scarf, Bureau
veneer
People and organizations
Thacher, Mary
Dimensions
40 x 42 3/8 x 23 9/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.466
Credit Line
Estate of Guido Perera
GUSN
255423

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