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Chest with drawer

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The complicated, carved facade of this chest is divided into three tiers in a way that recalls the Italian Mannerist style. Each of the lunettes on the upper rail contains diagonal flower buds and is surrounded by incised and punched borders. The four principal panels contain leaves set within...

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Provenance

Samuel Gardner of Salem (1648-1724); the inventory of his grandson of the same name (1712-1769) listed "1 Sugar box wt 23 oz"; subsequent history unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

1660–90

Object Place

Braintree, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 6; Buhler, 1972, No. 48

Dimensions

85.09 x 142.24 x 55.56 cm (33 1/2 x 56 x 21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

32.270

Medium or Technique

Oak, chestnut, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes