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Chest of drawers, bombe

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Between 1750 and 1800, affluent Boston families often chose the bombé (swelled base) form for furniture. Here, the gentle swelling of the serpentine front augments the curved sides of the case.

Provenance

Mr. Charles H. Derby, West Becket, Massachusetts; The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

about 1760

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 35

Dimensions

Overall: 85.1 x 86 x 47.6 cm (33 1/2 x 33 7/8 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.151

Medium or Technique

San Domingo mahogany, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes