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Chest of Drawers

1991.1334 (RS25694)

Description

Rectangular top with molded edge on a 5-drawer case (2 short drawers over 3 graduated long drawers), with molded base raised on 4 turned elongated ball feet. All is painted red-brown and decorated with yellow and black to simulate tortoise shell. Original engraved, brass quatrefoil escutcheons, teardrop pulls and back plates. The facade of case is accented with arched moldings surrounding drawers and side verticals.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1710-1730
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
case furniture
CHEST, DRAWERS
chests of drawers
Painted
Tulip Poplar
William and Mary
Dimensions
41.5 x 36.875 x 18.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1334
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2873

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