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Highchest

1952.166 (RS30350)

Description

High chest. Mahogany, red oak, hard maple, soft maple, white cedar, tulipwood, white pine. Top section has eight drawers, center drawer has carved shell design. Drawers flanked by carved pilasters. Scroll pediment with carved rosettes.Three flame carved finials. Bottom section has four drawers, center drawer has carved shell decoration. Shaped skirt with two drops. Cabriole legs with snakeskin knees, pad feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1765-1785
Inscriptions
In chalk on backboards: ""John Russell/Wadbury Ct.""
Material
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
red oak (wood)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
case furniture
Chest Of Drawers
Chippendale
high chests of drawers
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
red oak (wood)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Dimensions
87 5/8 x 43 7/8 x 22 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1952.166
GUSN
45420

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