Chest of drawers
Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
98.4 x 102.2 x 54.3 cm (38 3/4 x 40 1/4 x 21 3/8 in. )
Medium or Technique
Oak, pine, walnut, cedar, maple
Manning House (Gallery LG36)
Architectonic case furniture with applied, geometric moldings is characteristic of objects made in a cabinetmaking tradition established by members of the Symonds family. The shop was established by John Symonds, who came to Salem in 1636 from Great Yarmouth, England. This chest probably was made by one of his sons, who carried on the shop tradition.
Early history unknown; acquired by the collector Charles Hitchcock Tyler before 1932, and included in his bequest of that year.
Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler