Miniature High Chest

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1734-1767

GUSN

GUSN-7735

Description

Miniature Queen Anne high chest rests on four cabriole legs with ball and claw feet. Scalloped front skirt has two acorn drops. Base section has four drawers on two tiers. Base has cental square drawer with carved shell center and knob handle. Remaining two drawers on lower tier and single full length drawer on upper tier have scrolled back plate with knob handle. Front corners have carved 1/4 column, fluted with ring turned capital and base. Molding separates lower chest from upper chest. Seven drawers on upper chest in five tiers. Bottom four tiers have single graduated drawer each. Upper tier corresponds to lower tier on base. Corresponding front corners. Bonnet top has molded edges, scrolling at center. Spire (?) finial on square pedestral.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
miniatures (toys)
case furniture
carving (processes)
fluting
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
claw-and-ball feet
fluting
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Queen Anne
Pine
Maple
Carved
Fluted
Queen Anne
Ball-and-Claw
Column
CHEST OF DRAWERS

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15.125 x 7.875 x 4.313 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.749