High Chest of Drawers

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1690-1720

GUSN

GUSN-2836

Description

William and Mary brown-stained maple high chest of drawers, of two sections, the upper a chest of drawers with molded top above two small and three large drawers with brass drop-pullhandles (some replaced) and escutcheons, on molded base, fitted into a lower section, a frame with overhanding molded top above small center rectangular drawer flanked by two square drawers with single-arch molding and conforming drop-pull handles and escutcheon, above shaped apron with round arch to center and shaped side panels, maple veneer on frame, standing on 6 trumpet legs with narrow bottoms on shaped front and side stretchers and straight rear stretcher, resting on flattened ball feet. Dovetailed and pegged secondary pine used on very top, sides of drawers, bottom underneath, back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

high chests of drawers
case furniture
maple (wood)
cedar (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
dovetail joints
staining
turning (shaping process)
veneering
William and Mary
Chest of Drawers
Chest of Drawers

Inscription

NFL typed jelly label on the inside left of the bottom chest drawer: ""Bought from Mrs. Joseph/Howland, Westport, Mass(92 years old) Highboy/descended in her hus-/band's family.""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.1291

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

RI, Newport or town along Naragansett Bay; Newport, RI

Object Type

Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture

Dimensions

61 1/4 x 40 x 22 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1292

Places

Possibly
Possibly