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Chest of drawers

Object Number: 
1944.219
Date: 
1790-1810
Medium: 
Mahogany, poplar, pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 41 3/8 x 24 in. ( 97.8 x 105.1 x 61 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: in back of brass bail handle: "HJ" written: in black on bottom of piece "D------[illeg]"
Description: 
Federal inlaid bowfront chest of drawers; slightly overhanging top; four graduated drawers with inlaid stringing; shaped skirt; splayed French feet on casters; stamped brass rectangular backplates with oval centers and bail handles.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this chest of drawers belonged to Samuel McCulloh, maternal great-grandfather of Isabel G. Dod. The inscription "HJ" on the back side of the drawer handles refers to the partnership of brassworker William Jenkins and die caster-engraver Thomas Hands of Birmingham, England. Their partnership is listed in city directories from 1791-1803.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elise Dwight Alling in memory of Samuel Bayard Dod
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group