Chest of drawers

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1785-1815

GUSN

GUSN-26097

Description

Bowfront chest of drawers w/ four graduated drawers and a dressing or combing slide. Single half-round molding on case frames each drawer. Four graceful claw and ball feet on short cabriole legs w/ shaped brackets. Overhanging top has thumbnail molding. Complete dustboard beneath second drawer; 1/4 on others. Slide has inscriptions on both sides also scribed compass patterns. Upper edge of drawer sides have molding profile (see worksheet for drawing). Bale brasses w/ oval plates and escutcheons. Back edge of top has an incised line (?) a beaded edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
case furniture
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Mahogany
Pine
Brass
CHEST OF DRAWERS

Inscription

A: Largest inscription: ""Barron Morgan"" ""Fanny F. Perry"" ""Morgan Baron Exe"" appears twice. ""James W. Riley/ March 29th. Exeter/ 1872 NH."" Penmanship flourishes--script designs, and a characture of a woman in a bustle dress. Also a girl. Other doodles. B: ""L.M. Perry her bureau by exchange w/ Mrs. Abby Fiske of a similar one in Concord."" Ink: ""Dec. 1850"" ""Jan. 1851"" ""January 3rd New Orleans/ 18-- Louisiana"" ""Mary L. Gilman"" in pencil. ""Notice/ ? Connell/ April 18, 1872"" Several inscriptions include time of day! Some Greek notations w/ dates in 50's. Also signatures w/ Latin-- ""T. Perry/ J (?) Luzenberg/ Thursday/ Dec. 27, 1885/ 2 1/2 p.m.""

Associated Building

Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

34.375 x 38.75 x 24.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perry Dudley

Accession Number

1966.1300