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Inscription

Painted on bottom of top drawer: "Jo Leach" In graphite on back of top drawer: "Edes 62 Buckingham St / 1 Drawer 1 Box" Chalk marks on back of drawers, from top to bottom, 4, 5, 6, and 7, each with acocmpanying inverted V and X. In chalk on bottom of case in old script: "Boston" and "Mr. [?] Monto [?] Sr. [?]."

Provenance

Belonged to John Leach (1724-1799) and his wife Sarah Coffin, who married in 1750, and were ancestors of Mr. Edes; 1936, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes (Accession Date January 9, 1936)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes

about 1765–85

Object Place

Probably Boston, New England, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 29

Dimensions

81.28 x 96.52 x 52.36 cm (32 x 38 x 20 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

36.64

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes