Chest on chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

c.1760-1780

GUSN

GUSN-180315

Description

Chippendale carved mahogany scroll-top oxbow chest on chest. Top section has molded swan's neck crest with carved terminals and three flame-carved and urn-turned finials. Three small drawers, one carved with fan design, and four full drawers. Bottom section has four drawers. Ogee bracket feet, original "pine tree" brasses.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests-on-chests
case furniture
mahogany (wood)
brass (alloy)
cabinetmaking
Chest Of Drawers

Associated Person

Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909

Associated Building

Original To Sarah Orne Jewett House (South Berwick, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

40.1

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

88 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 21 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2009.26.1

Places

South Berwick (York county, Maine)
Maine (United States)