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1971.736 (RS80705)

Description

Mahogany and veneer case with bracket feet; molded apron supporting straight rectangular case; facade composed of coup d'oeil lower two door cabinet with string inlay around rectangular veneer; the two coup d'oeil drawers with stringing and original oval brasses hinged to fold-out or "fall" forward, along with front third of top, to expose seat and hole for chamber bucket; top has straight inlaid overhanging edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1820
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
COMMODE
commodes (French chests of drawers)
Federal
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
30.625 x 25.75 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.736
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5415

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