Bow front Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1785-1810

GUSN

GUSN-7568

Description

Heppelwhite style. Swell front case enclosing four graduated drawers. Drawers have beaded edges and crossbanded inlaid borders of dark and light veneer; matching flame veneer front panels. Replaced Chippendale scrolled brass pulls with bail handles. Keyholes outlined with brass. Shaped front skirt inverted at center; C-scrolled side skirts. Straight bracket feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
case furniture
brass (alloy)
inlay (process)
veneering
wood (plant material)
Hepplewhite
Brass
Hepplewhite
Inlaid
Veneered
CHEST OF DRAWERS

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

35.5 x 42 x 21.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.458