Deaccessioned February 26, 2015

Chest of drawers


Object Place: Massachusetts or New Hampshire

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 36


Overall: 96 x 55 x 110.5 cm (37 13/16 x 21 5/8 x 43 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine, chestnut, inlaid woods




Case furniture and boxes

The top of the bow front chest is inlaid with a string of pyramid stringing. The four drawers each have a string of maple around the edge, and are fitted with oval brasses and inset brass keyholes. The skirt is scalloped at the sides and is deply bowed in front with a central arch cut out. There is an inlaid band of arrow stringing around the base. The front feet are curved or French bracket type, while those in back are straight bracket type.


Early history unknown; 1918, gift of Mrs. Henrietta Page (Accession Date September 12, 1918). February 26, 2015, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Page