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 Person

Thacher, Mary

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

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