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CHEST OF DRAWERS

Category
FURNITURE
Object Name
CHEST OF DRAWERS
Maker/Artist
Alexander, Amos __Possibly
Place Made
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Date
1790-1800
Materials
walnut __primary ||yellow pine __secondary
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]47 7/8″ __[Overall Wdth]31 3/8″ __[Overall Depth]19 1/4″
Description
Chest of drawers with graduated, lip molded drawers; two over four stacked; fluted quarter columns on front corners; molded base and top; ogee bracket feet with exposed dovetails; heavy lightwood stringing creating lunette cornered panels around pulls.
Object Location
private collection
MESDA / Old Salem Accession Number
S-13347
Photo Number
S-13347
File Location
NCP-5-130/NCP-23-5
History
Collected by Mrs. Paul Webb, Sr., dealer, Shelby, North Carolina, c.1920’s-1940’s
Alterations-Condition
__ __several drawer fronts refaced, but enough remaining to determine design __pulls
Joinery
ogee feet open dovetailed for three fourths of height, showing on sides, and supported by square vertical blocks.
Examined
Frank L. Horton –Luke Beckerdite –Mary Tribble __Yes __Yes __06/20/1984