Chest of drawers

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1810-1820

GUSN

GUSN-17294

Description

Chest of drawers. Top has dressing glass surmounting three small drawers. All drawers have cockbeading and curly maple veneers outlined by mahogany crossbanding and ebony and satinwood stringing. Lower case has three banks of drawers, two small over two large. Engaged 3/4 columns form front posts are reeded and feet have vague urn form atop reel and taper to ball over "peg." Matching back feet. Two square posts with scroll supports hold looking glass with shaped crest. Tops of posts are round and have "acorn" finial. Looking glass in simple molded frame. Knobs on long drawers are amber with ivory backplates; others are ivory.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
case furniture
amber (fossil resin)
birch (wood)
veneer
brass (alloy)
ivory (tooth component)
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Mahogany
Mahogany Veneer
Birch
Pine
Vegetable Ivory
Amber
Brass
Chest Of Drawers

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

69 1/4 x 38 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles K. Davis

Accession Number

1948.124

Places

Massachusetts (United States)