Four-drawer Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1720-1740

GUSN

GUSN-2323

Description

Rectangular top with molded edge on case with four graduated long drawers with original engraved quatrefoil brass escutcheons, backplates or tear drop pulls. The drawers surrounded with double arch moldings. All raised on molded base and ball feet with short turned legs. Grain painted in two shades of red.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
case furniture
brass (alloy)
graining
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Maple
Brass
Grained
William and Mary
CHEST OF DRAWERS

Inscription

Type on jelly jar label at left side inner top drawer: grained chest with original brasses descended/to Mrs. Myrta (Little)/Davies, Hampstead, N.H. from her Little family/ ancestors in Newbury.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

37 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 19 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.331