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Decorative Arts and Design

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."
CREDIT LINE Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney
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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.150.21_transp694.jpg)
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