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Chest of drawers

1966.1300 (RS102048)

Description

Bowfront chest of drawers w/ four graduated drawers and a dressing or combing slide. Single half-round molding on case frames each drawer. Four graceful claw and ball feet on short cabriole legs w/ shaped brackets. Overhanging top has thumbnail molding. Complete dustboard beneath second drawer; 1/4 on others. Slide has inscriptions on both sides also scribed compass patterns. Upper edge of drawer sides have molding profile (see worksheet for drawing). Bale brasses w/ oval plates and escutcheons. Back edge of top has an incised line (?) a beaded edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1815
Inscriptions
A: Largest inscription: ""Barron Morgan"" ""Fanny F. Perry"" ""Morgan Baron Exe"" appears twice. ""James W. Riley/ March 29th. Exeter/ 1872 NH."" Penmanship flourishes--script designs, and a characture of a woman in a bustle dress. Also a girl. Other doodles. B: ""L.M. Perry her bureau by exchange w/ Mrs. Abby Fiske of a similar one in Concord."" Ink: ""Dec. 1850"" ""Jan. 1851"" ""January 3rd New Orleans/ 18-- Louisiana"" ""Mary L. Gilman"" in pencil. ""Notice/ ? Connell/ April 18, 1872"" Several inscriptions include time of day! Some Greek notations w/ dates in 50's. Also signatures w/ Latin-- ""T. Perry/ J (?) Luzenberg/ Thursday/ Dec. 27, 1885/ 2 1/2 p.m.""
Associated Building
Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.).
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
CHEST OF DRAWERS
chests of drawers
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
Dimensions
34.375 x 38.75 x 24.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.1300
Credit Line
Bequest of William Perry Dudley
GUSN
26097

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