Chest of drawers
- Probably made in Connecticut, United States
- Painted yellow pine, oak
- 49 3/4 x 43 x 17 in. (126.4 x 109.2 x 43.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1945
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The sprays and vases of flowers, trees, buildings, figures, dogs, birds, and butterflies on this chest recall print sources that were more typically used by young women as inspiration for floral paintings and fancy embroidery. The female figure under a tree (top drawer) and the male figure holding a pole with a fishing net (second drawer) relate to the “fishing lady” needlework pictures produced in girls’ boarding schools in Boston in the mid-eighteenth century.