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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 29 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (75.6 x 88.3 x 50.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Each drawer is marked on the back in chalk with a number in a triangle, the numbers being 4 through 7 in order on top through bottom drawers. A piece of tape inside the top drawer is marked "3106 $2500."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.150.21
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, 29 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (75.6 x 88.3 x 50.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney, 1997.150.21. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1997.150.21_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chippendale style chest-of drawers, block front with convex blocks rounded. Four graduated drawers, arranged with largest at bottom, each outlined by cock beading attached to frame; four straight bracket feet with scroll knee brackets at front and sides; scroll pendant at center of skirt; 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 pine tree-shaped brass escutcheons, arranged in a keyhole in the middle escutcheon and drop handles attached to the outer two. CONDITION - Scratches on fronts of lower three drawers. Top is bleached or faded; large break towards back of top with wood behind break replaced. On all four drawers: bottom is refitted and replaced; side and back of each might be repaired.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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