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Chest of Drawers

Maker:
Michael Allison (1773–1855)
Date:
1800–1810
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, satinwood, ebony, white pine, tulip poplar
Dimensions:
40 3/4 x 43 5/8 x 21 1/2 in. (103.5 x 110.8 x 54.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1931
Accession Number:
32.55.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: [printed on partial label inside right top drawer]: M. ALLI[son] / CABINET MAKER / 42 / VESEY STREET / NEAR THE BEAR MARKET, NEW-YORK / Who has a general assortment of warranted, ready made / Furniture on hand
[in bottom drawer]: Maria Mayo Scotts / chest of drawers / given her by her mother / Elizthtown 1816

Marking: [on each bail handle]: H J
Maria Mayo Scott, Elizabeth, New Jersey; John Benjamin, Stratford, Connecticut; Dexter Tiffany; Louis Guerineau Myers, New York; George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, until died 1932
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