Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery.GALE.FLOOR

Object description

  • William King (American, 1771-1854)
  • Chest of drawers, 1780-1795
  • Mahogany, white pine, birch, cedar
  • Salem, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 35 in, W: 41 1/8 in, D: 24 1/2 in (H: 88.9 cm, W: 104.5 cm, D: 62.2 cm)
  • Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Marianne M. Beach, 1962
  • M11444


This is a chest of drawers with a curved front and claw and ball feet. The chest has massive side handles and can be used as a dressing table when the top drawer is pulled out, revealing a variety of small compartments and a folding looking glass.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present