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Bow front Chest

1949.458 (RS102041)

Description

Heppelwhite style. Swell front case enclosing four graduated drawers. Drawers have beaded edges and crossbanded inlaid borders of dark and light veneer; matching flame veneer front panels. Replaced Chippendale scrolled brass pulls with bail handles. Keyholes outlined with brass. Shaped front skirt inverted at center; C-scrolled side skirts. Straight bracket feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1810
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
inlay (process)
veneering
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
CHEST OF DRAWERS
chests of drawers
Hepplewhite
Inlaid
inlay (process)
Veneered
veneering
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
35.5 x 42 x 21.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.458
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7568

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