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Chest of four drawers

Probably New Jersey or New York



38-1/4 in x 42-1/2 in x 23-1/4 in


Maple; white pine (secondary wood)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

Some small sections of cross-grained veneers are missing or replaced on the skirt and edge of the top.


Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. J. Newberry Reynolds to The David Wilson Mansion, Inc., in 1942.


The bow-front chest with four graduated drawers has striped maple veneered fronts with cockbeaded edges on laminated drawer fronts. The top of the chest is constructed like that of a sideboard:  it is framed underneath a quarter-inch-thick piece of maple, and striped maple cross-banding that is book-matched runs around the side edges.  The chest stands on four flared “French” feet.  The front skirt has a central half-round hollow flanked by ogee curves that extend to small cusps at the feet.  Veneered drawer blades have half-dustboards behind them. Undecorated stamped oval brasses have “HJ” stamped into the bails.  Vertical case backboards with tongue-and-groove joints are nailed into rabbets.