Bombé chest of drawers

about 1780


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 30

Dimensions

Overall: 88.3 x 97.8 x 61 cm (34 3/4 x 38 1/2 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

37.34

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine, cedar

On View

Amelia Peabody Gallery (Gallery 137)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Inscription

Incised on back of top drawer: "XIIIII"
In graphite on bottom of top drawer: "James Kenerly [or Kenedy?] / going to New Brunswick / near New Brighton/ / James Kenerly [?]"

Provenance

As indicated by an inscription, possibly owned at one time by a James Kenerly of New Brunswick, New Jersey; later owned by Maria Theresa Burnham (Dodge) Hopkins, wife of Amos Lawrence Hopkins (d.1912), Boston, Mass.; bequest of Maria Theresa Burnham Hopkins (Accession Date January 14, 1937)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maria Theresa Burnham Hopkins