Chest of drawers with secretary drawer
Mahogany, poplar, pine
Overall: 52 3/4 x 45 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ( 134 x 115.6 x 54.6 cm )
Mahogany and veneered chest of drawers with secretary drawer; rectangular case with a backsplash, French feet, a serpentine skirt, and three graduated doors beneath a secretary drawer; drawers and round wooden knobs decorated with light-colored stringing; interior of desk drawer has tripartite arrangement with center bank consisting of four pigeonholes over a stack of two drawers (bottom drawer missing) flanked by banks consisting of a long drawer over a stack of four smaller drawers flanked by pigeonholes; backsplash may be later addition, mahogany veneer of top of case probably replaced, patches of mahogany veneer, molding, and front legs have been replaced.
Gift of Blanche Austin Rockhill
Per donor: Moore; bequeathed to Harriet Butler; bequeathed to H. Judd Ward (cousin); to Annie Lansing Austin; to Blanche Austin Rockhill; to NYHS
Bach, Debra Schmidt. "Witness to history: Furniture and historic relics." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 162-167.
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