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Chest of drawers

Tall chest with six drawers, one being a secretary desk drawer. Top features a Gothic gallery, drawer fronts with burl veneer and crease molding, and pilasters at front corners have shallow-carved motif and burl veneer.

Inscription

Back of drawers numbered in graphite corresponding to drawer supports: 1 through 6. Inner drawers of desk numbered 23 and 24. Branded "T.G. / T.G." on top of outside of rear PL post. Pencil inscription on back of gallery, "No. 72" and other illegible notations Drawer blades numbered in pencil from bottom up.

Provenance

Owned originally by three generations of the Bancroft family, some of whom were involved in the furniture business in the firm of Bancroft and Dyer of Boston; purchased by the dealer from a family descendant in Belmont, Massachusetts; 1985, purchased from Paul Weiner Antiques, Boston, Massachusetts (Accession Date November 27, 1985)

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund

about 1870–1880

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1985.815

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, burl veneer, yellow poplar

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes