Chest of drawers
Object Place: Boston or Salem, Massachusetts
Overall: 105 x 108 x 59.7 cm (41 5/16 x 42 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, pine, inlaid woods; brasses replaced
Not On View
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.
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
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)
Gift of S. Richard Fuller in memory of his wife, Lucy Derby Fuller