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Chest of drawers. Oak, black walnut, American red cedar, maple, chestnut, with white pine secondary wood and possibly cedrela. Coved cornice attached to edges of top. Composed of upper and lower cases. Joined case with two-panel sides. Drawer fronts composed of boards with applied moldings. H-shaped geometric molding on second-to-top drawers. X-shaped geometric molding on bottom two tiers of drawers. Case rests on ball front feet with worn pads.
black walnut (wood)
red cedar (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
Chest Of Drawers
Attributed to Mason, Messenger and Edsall (Maker)
Attributed to Mason, Ralph, 1599-1678/79
Attributed to Messenger, Henry, d. 1681
Attributed to Edsall, Thomas, 1588-1676
37 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 23 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Museum purchase with funds provided by an anonymous gift.
Massachusetts (United States)