John Cogswell / Chest of Drawers / 1780/95John Cogswell
Chest of Drawers

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Creator Name: Cogswell, John
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1738-1819 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: John Cogswell
Title: Chest of Drawers
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 1780
Creation End Date: 1795
Creation Date: 1780/95
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,Massachusetts,Boston
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture
Materials and Techniques: Mahogany with white pine.
Dimensions: 79.7 x 91.8 x 50.8 (31 3/8 x 36 1/8 x 20 in)
Inscriptions: Mark: chalk inscription on base possibly reading "Bottom"; sticker back left upper corner with printing: "No./Property of/Edith Cluett"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1979.499
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Bowen Blair Fund
Subject Description: Claw-and-ball foot at each corner; bombé form with serpentine shaping at front; 4 graduated drawers with contemporary but not original brasses; top conforms to shape of case; corner blocks at feet include both original and replaced blocks.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1979.499
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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