Chest of Drawers

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1710-1730

GUSN

GUSN-2873

Description

Rectangular top with molded edge on a 5-drawer case (2 short drawers over 3 graduated long drawers), with molded base raised on 4 turned elongated ball feet. All is painted red-brown and decorated with yellow and black to simulate tortoise shell. Original engraved, brass quatrefoil escutcheons, teardrop pulls and back plates. The facade of case is accented with arched moldings surrounding drawers and side verticals.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
case furniture
Tulip Poplar
Painted
William and Mary
CHEST, DRAWERS

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

41.5 x 36.875 x 18.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1334