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Small chest of drawers

Date:
1735–50
Geography:
Made in Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Painted maple, yellow pine
Dimensions:
16 1/4 x 18 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (41.3 x 46.7 x 27.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.97
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 714
The people, animals, and trees depicted on the front of this chest have parallels in the pastoral scenes that were popular embroidery subjects in Boston during the second quarter of the eighteenth century. On the middle drawer, a hunter follows a dog in pursuit of a stag; on the bottom drawer, a woman is serenaded by a man playing a horn.
Mrs. Charles O. (Louise R.) Cornelius, Washington, Connecticut, until 1938
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