August Americana Online
Cherry Chest of Drawers on Frame, Deerfield, Massachusetts, area, late 18th century, the overhanging elaborately scalloped top above a case of central fan-carved drawer flanked by two short drawers, and three long drawers below, all set into a molded frame joining four cabriole legs centering a shaped pendant, brasses appear original, old refinish, ht. 37 3/4, case wd. 30 1/2, dp. 19 in.
Provenance: Possibly made for Abigail Hoyt who married Amos Allen, Jr., in 1783, a farmer and "a leading citizen of Greenfield" Massachusetts. Now in a Boston area collection.
Literature: "Scalloped-top Furniture of the Connecticut River Valley," by Michael K. Brown, in The Magazine Antiques, May 1980, illustrated and discussed, pp. 1096-98.
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