Chest of Drawers


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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.

Chest of Drawers, Mahogany, tulip poplar, yellow pine, American

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