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High chest of drawers

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The high chest is in two cases: the upper case is topped by a scrolled pediment enclosing a central urn-and-flame finial flanked by related side finials, and contains three drawers in line, with the center drawer of greater depth and carved with a recessed convex shell with eighteen lobes,...

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Inscription

Side face of eacg front leg branded near the top: "A.E" The top of the drawer bottom in the wide lowest drawer in upper case signed in pencil in script: "Everett: Tag attached to top of lower case: "Nathl [illegible] Sargent / Fishkill Landing / Dutch Co. / N.Y."

Provenance

Sargent family; by descent to the donors, Aimee and Rosamond Lamb (Accession Date April 21, 1993)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

1740–70

Object Place

Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 207 x 98.4 x 53.3 cm (81 1/2 x 38 3/4 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

1993.167

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes