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Chest of drawers

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The top of this bowfront chest of drawers has a molded edge. The four drawers are faced with crotch mahogany and framed with beads, and are fitted with oval brasses and inset brass keyholes. There is a cove molding at the base and the straight bracket feet have cyma-curved brackets, which meet...

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Inscription

There was a long scratched eighteenth-century inscription on the bottom of the third drawer, of whicch only the last word, "Boston," is now legible.

Provenance

Belonged to Paul Revere (1735-1818) and descended in his family; Lent by Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer July 30, 1930; 1935, given by Mrs. Thayer (Accession Date December 5, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Pauline Revere Thayer

1780–1800

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 33

Dimensions

Overall: 81.9 x 104.8 x 54.9 cm (32 1/4 x 41 1/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

35.1844

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes