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Chest of drawers

Chest of drawers
Chest of drawers
Chest of drawers
Title
Chest of drawers
Date 
ca. 1785-1800
Medium 
Cherry
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 3/4 x 38 x 20 3/4 in. ( 93.3 x 96.5 x 52.7 cm )
Description 
Chippendale cherry chest of drawers; slightly projecting top molded on the front and sides; case has four graduated, lipped drawers; brass escutcheons with bail handles (not original) and escutcheons over keyholes; applied base molding on the front and sides; ogee bracket feet.
Credit Line 
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Object Number 
1941.1029
Marks 
chalk signiture on back of bottom drawer: "George Whitfield Peck" inscribed in graphite on underside of case: "Arnold / Stamford, Conn"
Gallery Label 
This chest of drawers was owned in the Hawley family of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Charles Hawley (1792-1866) was Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1838 to 1842. The cabinetmaker, George Whitfield Peck of Greenwich, signed his name on the back of the lowest drawer.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group