Bureau

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-255423

Description

Bow front chest of four graduated drawers. Mahogany top edged with ribbed half-round bead, 4 roundels at each corner as capitals for legs. Turned, reeded legs with carved undulating leaves with star-punched background at top, tapering cylindrical foot with bulbous head. Pine drawers faced with 2 part panel of birch veneer with mahogany banding and applied bead edge. Replaced, probably old, oval brasses with reclining figure and cornucopia with marine scene in background. Top 3 drawers fitted with locks, all have oval key plates at center. Full pine dust board at bottom only, 3 horizontal rabetted back boards.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bureaus (slant-front desks)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneer
Scarf, Bureau

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

261.1981

Maker

Probably Hook, William, 1777-1867

Location of Origin

Salem, MA, New England

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

40 x 42 3/8 x 23 9/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Guido Perera

Accession Number

1999.466

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably