Chest of drawers

Object Number: 
ca. 1785-1800
Overall: 36 3/4 x 38 x 20 3/4 in. ( 93.3 x 96.5 x 52.7 cm )
chalk signiture on back of bottom drawer: "George Whitfield Peck" inscribed in graphite on underside of case: "Arnold / Stamford, Conn"
Chippendale cherry chest of drawers; slightly projecting top molded on the front and sides; case has four graduated, lipped drawers; brass escutcheons with bail handles (not original) and escutcheons over keyholes; applied base molding on the front and sides; ogee bracket feet.
Gallery Label: 
This chest of drawers was owned in the Hawley family of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Charles Hawley (1792-1866) was Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1838 to 1842. The cabinetmaker, George Whitfield Peck of Greenwich, signed his name on the back of the lowest drawer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group