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Chest on Frame

1971.72 (RS258563)

Description

William and Mary style japanned chest on frame. The flat top has a full ogee molded cornice. The chest has two narrow drawers over three full width drawers with half-round drawer surround molding. The lower case has two square drawers and one central shallow drawer. The skirt is shaped with half circles. The ends have ogee arch cut-outs. There are six trumpet turned legs with bun feet. Flat stretchers connect the legs. The brass pulls and escutcheons are replacements. The japanned decoration on the fronts of the upper case drawers includes animals, human figures, garden scenes, and mythical creatures.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1700-1725
Material
japanning
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
paint (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Chest On Frame
chests on frames
japanning
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
paint (coating)
pine (wood)
Dimensions
61 1/4 x 40 7/8 x 22 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.72
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Thacher
GUSN
291911

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