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Object ID 1958.004.039
Object Name Chest of Drawers
Collection Furniture
Credit line Gift of H. Gregg Danby in Memory of J. Kenneth Danby
Year Range from 1800
Year Range to 1805
Made James McDowell, Sr.
Makers mark James McDowell / Cabinetmaker / Duck Creek / Delaware" burned in the underside of the second drawer; Bail handles stamped "HJ" for Hands & Jenkins of Birmingham, England, 1794-1803
Description Federal style, bow front chest of drawers with four drawers of equal length, French feet, and a scalloped skirt with a central lobe. The front corners are chamfered with string inlay that suggests a fluted column. The drawer fronts have string inlay and inlaid escutcheons in "Terrapin" form. The brasses are original.
Dimensions H-3.04 L-39.25 D-22.5 inches
Dimension Details depth = greatest depth measured from the widest point of the bow front.
Subjects Furniture
Chests
People McDowell, Sr., James
Danby, H. Gregg
Danby, J. Kenneth
Search Terms Duck Creek
Smyrna
Furniture
Chest of Drawers
James McDowell, Sr.
Room Read Bedroom
Material Mahogany veneer; pine; polar; fruitwood
Place of Origin Smyrna, DE