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High chest of drawers

High chest in two cases; upper case has flat top above a cove-molded cornice containing a document drawers, and holds two small drawers in line above three wide graduated drawers; lower case with one wide drawer above three drawer in line, above a shaped skirt with two turned drops; four...

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Inscription

Brasses, probably original, are stamped "JG" on reverse. There are small numbers in pencil near the brasses on the inside of the drawer fronts, probably modern and used as markers when brasses were removed for cleaning and replaced. The proper right drawer in the lower case id numbered "I" on the back of the drawer back, and the proper left drawer is similarly numbered "II." There is no number on the middle drawer. In the upper case, the drawers are numbered in the inside face of the drawer back as follows: two small drawers at top, "2" and "3"; second drawer from top, "I / 4"; third drawer from top, "II / 5"; and lowest drawer, "6"

Provenance

By tradition, Hodges family of Salem; possibly Lincoln R. Stone, M.D.; Laurence Batchelder; to his wife Nancy Thayer Batchelder (d. Sept 19, 1995); 1996, Bequest of Nancy Thayer Batchelder (Accession Date June 26, 1996)

Credit Line

Bequest of Nancy Thayer Batchelder

1730–60

Object Place

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1996.138

Medium or Technique

Walnut, walnut veneer, maple, eastern white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes