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Chest-on-chest

Description

Upper section with five graduated drawers; broken arch pediment with ogee and cove molded cornice; central plinth with urn and flame-turned finial; finials at front corners on square plinths (missing their urns). Lower case with four graduated reverse sepentine fronted drawers with square side edgee; upper most drawer shaped with segmented arches topping convex bows. Ogee base molding, straight bracket feet with shaped knee brackets, central drop original. Shaped brasses. Matches chest of drawers 1955.400.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1764-1780
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
gilding
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneering
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
case furniture
CHEST OF DRAWERS
chests-on-chests
Chippendale
Gilded
gilding
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Veneered
veneering
Walnut
walnut (wood)
People and organizations
Barrett, Charles, 1740-1808
Dimensions
77.25 x 43.625 x 21.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.399
Credit Line
Gift of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
63341
Reference Notes
Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

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