Chest of drawers

about 1795–10


Object Place: Boston or Salem, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 34

Dimensions

Overall: 105 x 108 x 59.7 cm (41 5/16 x 42 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.611

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine, inlaid woods; brasses replaced

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

The top of this chest has a bowed front with circular projections at the corners above the posts. Along its edge is a band of half-moon or thumbprint inlay of maple made of three concentric rings. The four drawers have mahogany bead edges and a band of curly satinwood surrounding panels of mahogany veneer. They are fitted with oval eagle brasses (replaced) and inset brass keyhole linings. The bowed skirt is scalloped in the center. The four posts have a series of horizontal turnings at the top, are reeded for the majority of their length, and are turned below the case with a series of bulbous forms ending in a short bulb foot.

Inscription

Drawers numbered in pencil 1-4 respectively, on the underside of the drawer bottoms.
In pencil, in 19th century hand, on outside of backboards: "S __________ Kittredge / Love (?) [or Lord] / Eliza L Horn"
On underside of case bottom: "X X" in blue chalk

Provenance

Said to have belonged to the Derby family of Salem, Mass.; 1927, Gift of R. Richard Fuller in memory of his wife, Lucy Derby Fuller (Accession Date November 3, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of S. Richard Fuller in memory of his wife, Lucy Derby Fuller