Chest of drawers (cómoda)

1750–1800


Object Place: Cuba

Dimensions

Overall: 116.5 x 174 x 89 cm (45 7/8 x 68 1/2 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2013.339

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, cedar (cedrela odorata), silver hardware

On View

William J. Fitzgerald Gallery (Gallery 135)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Inscription

Painted on the underside of the front bottom rail in script: "de las comodas"

Provenance

By the mid-1970s, private collection, Argentina and Portugal; May 9,1996, private collection sale, Dinastia Auction, Lisbon, Portugal, lot 213, to Manuel Castilho Antiguidades, Lisbon; 1996, sold by Castilho to a private collection, Portugal; 2012, sold by this private collection back to Castilho; 2012, sold by Castilho to Coll & Cortés, Madrid; 2013, sold by Coll & Cortés to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund