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CHEST OF DRAWERS

Category
FURNITURE
Object Name
CHEST OF DRAWERS
Maker/Artist
Unknown
Place Made
Attributed to Berkeley County, West Virginia
Date
1770-1780
Materials
walnut __primary ||yellow pine __secondary
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]69 1/2″ __[Overall Wdth]43 3/4″ __[Overall Depth]23 3/4″
Description
High chest on frame: cabriole legs with trifid feet, shaped skirt, molded base and top, graduated drawers three, over two, over four stacked; quarter columns. Attributed by Luke Beckerdite to the Berkeley County Chest-on-Frame Group.
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-6111
File Location
VV-5-47/VV-205-1
History
bought by a Richmond, Virginia collector in the 1920’s.
Alterations-Condition
fine-original brasses
Joinery
Base has front-to-back braces at each end to help support chest
Hardware
bail and rosette __ __ __key entry with oval escutcheons, center top and bottom four drawers
Examined
Frank L. Horton –Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Edith Culpepper Potter __No __Yes __08/10/1976