Art/ Collection/ Art Object

High Chest of Drawers

Date:
1730–50
Geography:
Made in New England, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Pine, walnut
Dimensions:
86 3/4 x 40 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (220.3 x 102.2 x 51.4 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Cecile L. Mayer, 1962
Accession Number:
62.171.12
Not on view
Inscription: painted in black script on bonnet-top backboard and on lower-case top: Gerrish; painted in black script on upper-case backboards: Gerrish. / 83 Green St. / Cambridgeport / Mas
descended in the Sheafe and Gerrish families, until 1848; Frances Hill Bigelow, Cambridge, Massachusetts, until 1924; Harold M. and Cecile Lehman (later Cecile L. Mayer), Tarrytown, New York; Cecile Lehman Mayer, Tarrytown, New York, until died 1962, subject to a life estate
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