Chest of Drawers
Object Place: Europe, England
Overall: 84.76 x 116.54 x 62.86 cm (33 3/8 x 45 7/8 x 24 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood; mahogany, mahogany veneer on oak, deal (softwood), brass
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241B)
Mahogany. Serpentine front, cut corners with carved and molded brackets. Green baize covered sliding shelf above four drawers with brass bail handles. molding below top drawer extends around sides. Carved skirt and bracket feet.
Although inspired by 18th-century French prototypes, this chest of drawers has typically English features, such as bracket feet, a wood top in place of a marble slab, and mahogany veneers. Mahogany came into use in English furniture early in the 18th century, as supplies of the exotic wood entered London through trade with the West Indies.
1936, given in memory of Dr. William Hewson Baltzell by his wife Alice Cheney Baltzell. (Accession date: April 16, 1936)
Given in memory of Dr. William Hewson Baltzell by his wife Alice Cheney Baltzell