1957.1084 Chest of drawers, view 1
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Chest of drawers (High chest)

  • Title:

    Pimm high chest

  • Category:

    Furniture

  • Creator (Role):

    John Pimm (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1740-1750

  • Materials:

    Maple, soft; Walnut, black; Pine, white; Mahogany; Brass

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1084


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Object Number

1957.1084

Object Name

Chest of drawers (High chest)

Title

Pimm high chest

Category

Furniture

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

John Pimm (Maker)

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Date

1740-1750

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; Back of drawers; Inscribed in script (in chalk) on most drawer backs: "Pim"
2. Mark; Back of brass; Stamped on back of one of the brasses: "I.P."

Materials

Maple, soft; Walnut, black; Pine, white; Mahogany; Brass

Dimensions (inches)

85.25 (H) , 42 (W) , 25.25 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

216.535 (H) , 106.68 (W) , 64.135 (D)

Measurement Notes

OH is with finial. OW is at cornice. OD is at feet.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Richards, Nancy E. & Evans, Nancy Goyne. 1997 New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods.
cat. no. 160, pp. 307-310.
[Book] Fairbanks, Jonathan L. & Bates, Elizabeth Bidwell. 1981 American Furniture, 1620 to the present.
Ill. p. 136.
[Book] Downs, Joseph & du Pont, Henry Francis. 1952 American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
no. 188.
[Article] Hill, John H. 1976 The History and Technique of Japanning and the Restoration of the Pimm Highboy. American Art Journal. 8, no. 2 (November)
pp. 59-84.
[Article] Fraser (Brazer), Esther Stevens. 1929 A Pedigreed Lacquered Highboy. Antiques. 15, no. 5 (May)
pp. 398-401.
[Book] Fennimore, Donald L. 1996 Metalwork in Early America: Copper and Its Alloys from the Winterthur Collection.
Brasses ill. cat. no. 303, p. 432.
[Book] Hayward, Helena & Ash, Douglas. 1990 World Furniture: an illustrated history.
Facing p. 192.
[Book] Cantor, Jay E. 1985 Winterthur.
p. 123.
[Book] Cooper, Wendy A. 2002 An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum.
Published: pp. 52-57, figure 1.
[Book] Carr, Dennis. 2015 Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia. 159.
Published: pp. 122-123, fig. 78
[Article] Lasser, Ethan. 2007 Reading Japanned Furniture. American Furniture.

[Manuscript] Fitzgerald, Michelle. "No English About It": Global Reflections Upon a Jappaned High Chest. 1-48
Copy of the paper is in the object folder in the Registration Office