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High Chest of Drawers

1991.1292 (RS259608)

Description

William and Mary brown-stained maple high chest of drawers, of two sections, the upper a chest of drawers with molded top above two small and three large drawers with brass drop-pullhandles (some replaced) and escutcheons, on molded base, fitted into a lower section, a frame with overhanding molded top above small center rectangular drawer flanked by two square drawers with single-arch molding and conforming drop-pull handles and escutcheon, above shaped apron with round arch to center and shaped side panels, maple veneer on frame, standing on 6 trumpet legs with narrow bottoms on shaped front and side stretchers and straight rear stretcher, resting on flattened ball feet. Dovetailed and pegged secondary pine used on very top, sides of drawers, bottom underneath, back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1690-1720
Inscriptions
NFL typed jelly label on the inside left of the bottom chest drawer: ""Bought from Mrs. Joseph/Howland, Westport, Mass(92 years old) Highboy/descended in her hus-/band's family.""
Location of origin
RI, Newport or town along Naragansett Bay; Newport, RI
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cedar (wood)
dovetail joints
eastern white pine (wood)
maple (wood)
staining
turning (shaping process)
veneering
Object type
Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture
Descriptive terms
case furniture
cedar (wood)
Chest of Drawers
dovetail joints
eastern white pine (wood)
high chests of drawers
maple (wood)
staining
turning (shaping process)
veneering
William and Mary
Dimensions
61 1/4 x 40 x 22 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1292
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2836

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