Chest of Drawers
- Made in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States; Made in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
- Painted red oak, white oak, white pine,
- 40 x 40 1/2 x 22 1/8 in. (101.6 x 102.9 x 56.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1948
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Eight different pigments were used to decorate the drawers and sides of this chest. The moldings on the four deep drawers were painted to imitate highly veined wood veneers, and the floral designs on the drawer panels relate to motifs found on inlaid English furniture. Vivid green moldings and orange accents add further vibrancy. When the paint was strong and fresh, the effect must have been dazzling.