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Mahogany, block-front chest of drawers; molded and shaped oblong top above a conforming case with upper slide, four blocked and grauated long drawers below, the molded base continuing to blocked bracket feet.
chests of drawers
eastern white pine (wood)
Chest Of Drawers
Highlights of the furniture collection: While block front chests of drawers from Newport, Boston, and Connecticut are well known, examples made in Portsmouth are rare. This splendid chest is one of two Portsmouth-made block fronts in Historic New England's collections. Family legend holds that this chest originally belonged to Sir William Pepperrell of nearby Kittery, Maine.
31 3/8 x 38 1/4 x 22 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
New Hampshire (United States)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)