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Chest of drawers

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Perhaps the earliest example of Boston furniture in the Museum's collection, this is a full-fledged chest of drawers, an innovative form rarely made in America before 1690. Exotic tropical hardwoods in its construction and decoration include ebony for the turned spindles in the upper case and...

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Provenance

Early history unknown; lent by Charles H. Tyler, October 3, 1928, and made part of his bequest in 1932.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

1640–70

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 38

Dimensions

130.2 x 119.9 x 58.6 cm (51 1/4 x 47 3/16 x 23 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

32.219

Medium or Technique

Oak, cedrela (Cedrela odorata), black walnut, cedar, ebony

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes