Chest of drawers (Chest on chest)

  • Category:

    Furniture

  • Creator (Role):

    Reuben Beman Jr. (Artist)

  • Place of Origin:

    New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, Housatonic River Valley, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1795-1805

  • Materials:

    Cherry; Pine, white; Oak, white

  • Museum Object Number:

    1951.0022


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1951.0022

Object Name

Chest of drawers (Chest on chest)

Category

Furniture

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Reuben Beman Jr. (Artist)

Place of Origin

New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, Housatonic River Valley, United States, North America

Date

1795-1805

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; On backboard; In chalk handwriting "Reuben Beman Junr"
2. Inscription; On backboard; In pencil handwriting "Sold + repaired by/ John S Walton, Riverside, Conn/ June 6, 1949"
3. Inscription; On backboard; In pencil handwriting "Bought Dec. 1801 [hand no. 1]/ Repert April 1889 Watkins Bros [hand no. 2]/ [Repaired] March 1927 [Watkins Bros] [hand no. 3]/ Repiared [sic] by Watkins Bros/ March 1927/ E H Buckland [hand no. 4]"
4. Inscription; Inner backboard; In pencil handwriting "Newmarlborough"
5. Inscription; Right side inner case; In chalk handwriting "Newmarlborough"
6. Inscription; Outside back of lower right drawer; Inscribed on outside back of lower right small drawer (in pencil): "Sold + refinished by John S Walton/ Post Rd. Riverside, Conn/ June 6, 1949. all original except/ brass on 3 long drawers/ Made by Rueben [sic] Beman, Kent, Conn./ in 1790-1800".

Materials

Cherry; Pine, white; Oak, white

Dimensions (inches)

87.875 (H) , 40 (W) , 20 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

223.203 (H) , 101.6 (W) , 50.8 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW and OD are of feet. W (cornice) 40 in. (101.6 cm); W (upper case) 38.25 in. (97.2 cm); W (lower case) 40.25 in. (102.2 cm); D (cornice) 20 in. (50.8 cm); D (upper case) 19 in. (48.2 cm); D (lower case) 19.875 in. (50.5 cm)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Richards, Nancy E. & Evans, Nancy Goyne. 1997 New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods.
cat. no. 195, pp. 401-04.
[Book] Downs, Joseph & du Pont, Henry Francis. 1952 American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
fig. 181
[Article] Apicella, Mary Ann. The Lum Chest: A Connecticut Yankee in Scotland?. Regional Furniture. XIV (2000)
Pp 90-91, Fig. 3