<em>Chest-of-Drawers</em>, 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)


Medium: Mahogany, white pine, brass

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Dates:ca. 1770

Dimensions: 32 1/4 x 35 3/4 x 22 in. (82.6 x 90.8 x 55.9 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1997.150.20

Image: 1997.150.20_transp693.jpg,

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.

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