Chest of drawers

Object Number: 
Oak, pine
Overall: 34 3/4 x 40 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. ( 88.3 x 102.2 x 55.2 cm )
William and Mary chest of drawers with oak frame and pine drawer fronts; slightly projecting top with applied molding; four side hung drawers, the top and bottom larger than middle two; drawers have applied moldings which make each one look like two drawers side by side; moldings form rectangles with points projecting inwards from sides; larger drawers have wide, angled strips around moldings; brass drop handles; blind brass escutcheons at center of each drawer; drawers single dovetailed with rabetted drawer runners on side; applied base moldings on front and sides; turned bun feet in front (possibly later).
Gallery Label: 
According to records, this chest of drawers is one of a group of Boston area chests with large drawers at top and bottom. It was originally painted red and black.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group