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Miniature High Chest

1949.749 (RS119858)

Description

Miniature Queen Anne high chest rests on four cabriole legs with ball and claw feet. Scalloped front skirt has two acorn drops. Base section has four drawers on two tiers. Base has cental square drawer with carved shell center and knob handle. Remaining two drawers on lower tier and single full length drawer on upper tier have scrolled back plate with knob handle. Front corners have carved 1/4 column, fluted with ring turned capital and base. Molding separates lower chest from upper chest. Seven drawers on upper chest in five tiers. Bottom four tiers have single graduated drawer each. Upper tier corresponds to lower tier on base. Corresponding front corners. Bonnet top has molded edges, scrolling at center. Spire (?) finial on square pedestral.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1734-1767
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
carving (processes)
fluting
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Ball-and-Claw
Carved
carving (processes)
case furniture
CHEST OF DRAWERS
chests of drawers
claw-and-ball feet
Column
Fluted
fluting
Maple
maple (wood)
miniatures (toys)
Pine
pine (wood)
Queen Anne
Dimensions
15.125 x 7.875 x 4.313 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.749
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7735

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