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Bowfront Chest

1949.457 (RS102040)

Description

Heppelwhite style. Bow front case enclosing four graduated drawers with beaded edges. Oval Federal period brass escutcheons with gadrooned edge. Heavy Empire period rosette-like basses with round pulls. Case terminates in straight skirt with straight bracket feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
brass (alloy)
gadrooning
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
CHEST OF DRAWERS
chests of drawers
Empire
Empire (style)
Federal
Gadrooned
gadrooning
Hepplewhite
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
35.25 x 41.125 x 21.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.457
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7728

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