Chest-on-chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1764-1780

GUSN

GUSN-63341

Description

Upper section with five graduated drawers; broken arch pediment with ogee and cove molded cornice; central plinth with urn and flame-turned finial; finials at front corners on square plinths (missing their urns). Lower case with four graduated reverse sepentine fronted drawers with square side edgee; upper most drawer shaped with segmented arches topping convex bows. Ogee base molding, straight bracket feet with shaped knee brackets, central drop original. Shaped brasses. Matches chest of drawers 1955.400.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests-on-chests
case furniture
gilding
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneering
walnut (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Chippendale
pine (wood)
walnut (wood)
Chippendale
Gilded
Walnut
Pine
Veneered
Mahogany
CHEST OF DRAWERS

Associated Person

Barrett, Charles, 1740-1808

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

77.25 x 43.625 x 21.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1955.399

Reference Notes

Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.