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Queen Anne chest of drawers, circa 1740-1760

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MMN Item 11264 Item Details
Queen Anne chest of drawers, circa 1740-1760
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Description

History of ownership in Wilcox-Smith-Hungerford-Cutts family of York. Circa 1910-1917 photographic print in archives shows object in Emerson-Wilcox House during occupation of Esther Woodruff Smith Hungerford (1863-1954) and her daughter, Dorothy Hungerford (1891-1977). Nearly identical chest of drawers, probably made by same maker, in collections at Old York Historical Society.

Walnut front and sides. Pine secondary wood. Molded bonnet top. Broken swan's pediment with brass finial. 3 drawers at top, center with uncarved fan. 4 full graduated drawers with 2 open bat wing pulls and lockplates. Center drawer with round brass knob. Molded top to base. Base with 1 full drawer and 3 smaller drawers below, central drawer with uncarved fan. Cabriole legs with padded feet. Flattened arched skirt with 2 square dropped bases. Dovetail construction. History of ownership in Wilcox-Smith-Hungerford-Cutts family of York. Circa 1910-1917 photographic print in archives shows object in Emerson-Wilcox House during occupation of Esther Woodruff Smith Hungerford (1863-1954) and her daughter, Dorothy Hungerford (1891-1977). Nearly identical chest of drawers, probably made by same maker, in collections at Old York Historical Society.

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