High Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1730-1760

GUSN

GUSN-255304

Description

Upper section has five graduated drawers with thin thumbnail molded edge, bottom even with drawer bottom. Flat top with cove and ogee molded cornice, side boards rabetted through top. Lower section has support frame with deep apron cut at sides with flat ogee arch, front has two ogee arches centering ogee with arch top. Space between arches has double point, not drops (usually a Connecticut feature). Unusual cabriole legs jut out sharply at knee, small brackets angle created by point of knee continues to thin ankles, legs end with Spanish feet. Refinished red-brown stain, evidence of darker, earlier color. Replaced brasses.

Details

Descriptive Terms

high chests of drawers
cherry (wood)
pine (wood)
Chest of Drawers
Chest, High
Chest, High

Associated Building

Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

251.1981

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Connecticut

Object Type

Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture

Dimensions

62 3/8 x 40 x 20 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Guido Perera

Accession Number

1999.456

Places

Connecticut (United States)