Chest of drawers

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Title:
Chest of drawers
Date: 
1690-1710
Medium: 
Oak, pine
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 3/4 x 40 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. ( 88.3 x 102.2 x 55.2 cm )
Date End: 
1 710
Description: 
William and Mary chest of drawers with oak frame and pine drawer fronts; slightly projecting top with applied molding; four side hung drawers, the top and bottom larger than middle two; drawers have applied moldings which make each one look like two drawers side by side; moldings form rectangles with points projecting inwards from sides; larger drawers have wide, angled strips around moldings; brass drop handles; blind brass escutcheons at center of each drawer; drawers single dovetailed with rabetted drawer runners on side; applied base moldings on front and sides; turned bun feet in front (possibly later).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1944.199
Gallery Label: 
According to records, this chest of drawers is one of a group of Boston area chests with large drawers at top and bottom. It was originally painted red and black.
Date Begin: 
1690
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group