Chest-on-chest

1760–80


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

210.82 x 114.3 x 53.34 cm (83 x 45 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

1984.520

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

The chest-on-chest is in two cases. The lower case contains a slide about four graduated drawers with block fronts; the blocking continues into the front feet. The upper case has four full-width drawers flanked by fluted pilasters, below three drawers in line, with the center drawer of greater height and carved with a shell with a foliate lower edge and punched ground. The scrolled bonnet top has carved rosette terminals and three urn-and-flame finials. The chinoiserie brasses are original, and the drawers are lined with marble paper.

Inscription

Brass plaque attached to PL side of upper case engraved: "Ebenezer Storer / 1730-1807"

Provenance

Made for Ebenezer Storer, Jr. (1729/30-1807), a cloth merchant of Boston, Massachusetts, and possibly the case of drawers in the front chamber of his house on Sudbury Street and valued at $10 in his estate inventory; by descent in the Storer and Eaton families to his daughter Susannah Storer Eaton; to her son, William Storer Eaton (1817-1892); to his son, William Storer Eaton, Jr. (b. 1854);to Amelia Peabody; 1984, bequest of Amelia Peabody (1890-1984), Boston, Massachusetts (Accession Date September 12,1984)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia Peabody