Deaccessioned February 26, 2015
Chest of drawers
Object Place: Massachusetts or New Hampshire
Overall: 96 x 55 x 110.5 cm (37 13/16 x 21 5/8 x 43 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, pine, chestnut, inlaid woods
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.
Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Page