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Chest of Drawers

Place Made:
Mecklenburg County Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1775-1785
Medium:
walnut –yellow pine –bone or ivory inlay
Dimensions:
HOA 44-7/8″; WOA 41-7/8″; DOA 19-7/8″
Accession Number:
5616
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Chest of drawers with prospect door; molded top; prospect door at top flanked by deep drawers with a horizontal recessed strip the width of the drawer at the center; prospect door has inlaid heart center and diamond at key hole; reeded quarter columns on front corners; ogee bracket feet; 3/4 dustboards at top drawers only; back ship-lapped and set into grooved sides and top from bottom; feet on vertical blocks, cut diamond, with top left square and nailed upward.
Credit Line:
Given in memory of Dr. Thomas Holt, M.D., by his children Ed Holt, Helen Holt, H. Frank Holt, Leon Holt and Dr. Thomas Holt, M.D.