Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Mahogany, white pine, brass
32 1/4 x 35 3/4 x 22 in. (82.6 x 90.8 x 55.9 cm) (show scale)
Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney
Chippendale style chest-of-drawers, reverse serpentine front. Four graduated drawers, arranged with largest at bottom, each outlined by cock beading attached to frame; four Massachusetts-type ball-and-claw feet with scroll knee brackets at front; skirt has molding on edges of front and sides; top is irregular-shaped with molding along edges of front and sides. Hardware: each drawer has three batwing-shaped brass escutcheons, arranged in a horizontal line with a keyhole in the middle escutcheon and drop handles to the outer two; brass lock under keyhole escutcheon on each of top three drawers.
CONDITION - Large cracks on front of bottom drawer; smaller cracks on front feet and front left knee; top left escutcheon broken with bottom portion missing. Wood added at top of back to replace shrinkage; bottom left drawer stop missing. On all four drawers: modern repair to split on bottom of each; most blocks missing; all runners repaired; some 19th and 20th century nails.
Chest-of-Drawers, ca. 1770. Mahogany, white pine, brass, 32 1/4 x 35 3/4 x 22 in. (82.6 x 90.8 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney, 1997.150.20. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.150.20_transp693.jpg)
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