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Object ID 1970.003.001
Object Name Chest of Drawers
Collection Furniture
Credit line Gift of David Stockwell
Year Range from 1760
Year Range to 1800
Makers mark Signature on bottom of the lowest drawer signed in pencil: "Repaired / June 1927 / By George Brittingham" (a Wilmington Carpenter).
Description Chest of drawers with short cabriole legs and squared feet; flat-topped, rectangular case with large fielded panels at the sides and molding at the top and bottom. There are three small drawers at the top, then two medium drawers, followed by four full-width graduated drawers toward the base; brass hardware (willow mounts with bail handles) and locks in all but the topmost row of drawers.
Dimensions H-67.25 W-23.75 D-43 inches
Owned Rupert & Shipley families?
Provenance The piece is said to have been owned by the Rupert & Shipley families.
Subjects Furniture
Search Terms Furniture
Chest of Drawers
Delaware Valley
Rupert Family
Shipley Family
Room Bathing Room
Material Walnut; tulip poplar; brass
Place of Origin Delaware Valley