34 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (87.6 x 102.9 x 57.2 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard, 1952
Not on view
On this chest with its fine original finish, the molded and carved edges of the top and the pendent floral garlands carved on the corner quarter columns exhibit the fullest use of Rococo ornament as applied to Pennsylvania chests of drawers. The original circular brass pulls and oval lock escutcheons, both with beaded edges, are in the Neoclassical style, suggesting that the piece was made as late as 1790.
Willoughby Farr, Edgewater, New Jersey, until 1930; Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Tuxedo Park, New York, 1930–died 1951; Mrs. Screven Lorillard, Far Hills, New Jersey, 1951–1952
Artist: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (American (born England), Fulneck, Yorkshire 1764–1820 New Orleans, Louisiana)Date: ca. 1808Medium: Yellow poplar, oak, maple, white pine, gold leaf, and gessoAccession: 1994.189On view in:Gallery 731