High Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1710-1720

GUSN

GUSN-2891

Description

Red-painted high chest of drawers. Molded rectangular top above two short and three long drawers with drop handles. Top piece set into a heavily molded frame above baluster turned legs and three stretchers (one plain rear stretcher) and two turned stiles in front (NFL states that it is six-legged).

Details

Descriptive Terms

high chests of drawers
case furniture
brass (alloy)
dovetail joints
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
pine (wood)
William and Mary
Chest of Drawers
Chest, High
Pine
Brass
Dovetail
Painted
Turned
William and Mary
Chest, High

Inscription

On the insie of the top-left drawer is a handwritten paper label (NFL) which reads: ""Six-legged/chest on frames./Found in a /very early house/in Naughton, MA (Norton, MA)""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture

Dimensions

48 x 38 1/8 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1361

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably