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Chest-of-Drawers

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Mahogany, white pine, brass
DATES ca. 1770
DIMENSIONS 32 1/4 x 35 3/4 x 22 in. (82.6 x 90.8 x 55.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.150.20
CREDIT LINE Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 1997.150.20_transp693.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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