Chest of drawers

1780–1800


Object Place: Hartford area, Connecticut, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 32

Dimensions

81.91 x 92.71 x 56.51 cm (32 1/4 x 36 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

32.278

Medium or Technique

Cherry, white pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

This oxbow chest has a shaped and molded top, made of two pieces. The four drawers, which are framed with beads on the caste, are oxbow with the ends flattened into the plane oft he case, and the line carried down through the brackets of the feet. There are fluted quarter columns at each side, and the drawers are fitted with plain ball handles and round key escutcheons. The ogee bracket feet have shaped brackets and a small molded plinth as the base of each foot.

Inscription

The drawer sides and backs and drawer blades are inscribed with "X" and "V" in numerous places.

Provenance

Early history unknown; part of the large collection of the Boston collector Charles Hitchcock Tyler bequeathed to the Museum in 1932 (Accession date September 1, 1932)..

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler