Chest of drawers

Chest of drawers
Title
Chest of drawers
Date 
1690-1710
Medium 
Oak, pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 3/4 x 40 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. ( 88.3 x 102.2 x 55.2 cm )
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group