Bowfront Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-7728

Description

Heppelwhite style. Bow front case enclosing four graduated drawers with beaded edges. Oval Federal period brass escutcheons with gadrooned edge. Heavy Empire period rosette-like basses with round pulls. Case terminates in straight skirt with straight bracket feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
case furniture
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
brass (alloy)
gadrooning
mahogany (wood)
veneering
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Empire (style)
Federal
Hepplewhite
Mahogany
Brass
Veneered
Gadrooned
Beaded
Hepplewhite
Empire
Federal
CHEST OF DRAWERS

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

35.25 x 41.125 x 21.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.457