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Chest of Drawers

1991.1467 (RS35170)

Description

Case of drawers, six large drawers with two cupboards above containing shelves and closed by sunk-panel doors on butt hinges. Drawers have original wooden knobs and the case is in a Shaker design. It has a flat top with a molded edge on the case with two doors, each having a single flat recessed panel opening to three shelves. There are six long drawers below the panels, each with a turned wood knob, and bracket feet. The top drawer was placed for a keyhole and tiny knob at the side of the case. The chest also has a red stain. [see photo negative #47583-A]

Details

Maker
Attributed to Bishop, John, d. 1828 (Maker)
Attributed to Bishop, Job (Maker)
Date
1815-1820
Inscriptions
In pencil on the upper surface of the bottom board reads: Jan 29th, 1817. J.B. and G.L.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
pine (wood)
staining
Object type
Furniture
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
case furniture
CHEST OF DRWAWERS
chests of drawers
Pine
pine (wood)
Shaker
Shaker (Christian sect)
Stained
staining
Dimensions
83 x 42 x 17 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1467
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2987

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