Chest of drawers
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.
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.
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
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