Chest of Drawers

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1815-1820

GUSN

GUSN-2987

Description

Case of drawers, six large drawers with two cupboards above containing shelves and closed by sunk-panel doors on butt hinges. Drawers have original wooden knobs and the case is in a Shaker design. It has a flat top with a molded edge on the case with two doors, each having a single flat recessed panel opening to three shelves. There are six long drawers below the panels, each with a turned wood knob, and bracket feet. The top drawer was placed for a keyhole and tiny knob at the side of the case. The chest also has a red stain. [see photo negative #47583-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
case furniture
pine (wood)
staining
pine (wood)
Shaker (Christian sect)
Pine
Stained
Shaker
CHEST OF DRWAWERS

Inscription

In pencil on the upper surface of the bottom board reads: Jan 29th, 1817. J.B. and G.L.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Attributed to Bishop, John, d. 1828 (Maker)
Attributed to Bishop, Job (Maker)

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

83 x 42 x 17 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1467

Places

New York state (United States)