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CHEST OF DRAWERS

Category
FURNITURE
Object Name
CHEST OF DRAWERS
Maker/Artist
Gheen, James
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
13080
Place Made
Rowan County, North Carolina
Date
c. 1790
Materials
birch __primary __ __Bradford L. Rauschenberg ||yellow pine __secondary
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]41″ __[Overall Wdth]34 1/4″ __[Overall Depth]17″ __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]drawers: 3 1/2″, 5 3/4″, 8″, 10 3/4″
Description
see Collections record
Object Location
Mesda Collection-deaccessioned
MESDA / Old Salem Accession Number
2305
Photo Number
S-1475
File Location
NCP-5-99/NCP-40-17
History
Miss Ina Sanders acquired the piece from Mrs. Paul Chatham, a dealer, Charlotte, North Carolina
Alterations-Condition
feet restored, moldings of questionable date. __ __ __brasses
Joinery
carcass: top and bottom dovetailed to sides, the sides are one inch thick ; full dustboards, feathered slightly at front underside, are set into half lap of front stile and are jack-planed on under side with grain of wood. Back: horizontal ship-lapped boards (3), renailed after heavy modern sanding, into routed sides and top. drawers: 13/16″ sides and back, the sides rounded on the top; bottoms panelled in on three sides, nailed upward into back board
Hardware
bail with rosettes __large drawers are keyed
Examined
Frank L. Horton __No __No __01/1971