Chest of drawers

about 1765–85


Object Place: Probably Boston, New England, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 29

Dimensions

81.28 x 96.52 x 52.36 cm (32 x 38 x 20 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

36.64

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Inscription

Painted on bottom of top drawer: "Jo Leach"
In graphite on back of top drawer: "Edes 62 Buckingham St / 1 Drawer 1 Box"
Chalk marks on back of drawers, from top to bottom, 4, 5, 6, and 7, each with acocmpanying inverted V and X.
In chalk on bottom of case in old script: "Boston" and "Mr. [?] Monto [?] Sr. [?]."

Provenance

Belonged to John Leach (1724-1799) and his wife Sarah Coffin, who married in 1750, and were ancestors of Mr. Edes; 1936, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes (Accession Date January 9, 1936)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes