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Chest of Drawers on Frame

1991.1361 (RS25729)

Description

Red-painted high chest of drawers. Molded rectangular top above two short and three long drawers with drop handles. Top piece set into a heavily molded frame above baluster turned legs and three stretchers (one plain rear stretcher) and two turned stiles in front (NFL states that it is six-legged).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1710-1720
Inscriptions
On the insie of the top-left drawer is a handwritten paper label (NFL) which reads: ""Six-legged/chest on frames./Found in a /very early house/in Naughton, MA (Norton, MA)""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
dovetail joints
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
CHEST, DRAWERS
chests on frames
Dovetail
dovetail joints
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
William and Mary
Dimensions
48 x 38 1/8 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1361
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2891

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