Manheim, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, United States ca. 1808
66 3/4 x 42 x 20 3/8 in.
Sack catalogue description: Two proud American eagles. Hepplewhite cherry high chest of drawers, the top long drawer proudly displaying two bold American eagles in oval panels, the drawers have double line inlay and are flanked by burl veneered panels and spiral inlaid corners; the frieze and apron have broad arrow inlay, French feet, the piece retains an amber patina and a nineteenth-century clear varnish. This piece is made and signed under the top "George Dyer 1808" (Dyer or Deyer). The stylized eagles on this chest are related to those on several tall clocks from Manheim and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, including examples in the Ford Museum and Winterthur; to our knowledge, this is the first signed and dated eagle-inlaid piece from the Lancaster-Manheim area. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, pp. 2370–2371, pl. P5876. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The related tall case clock in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 1957.0627. George Deyer's name is now more commonly spelled "Deyer" versus "Dyer."
Hepplewhite cherry high chest of drawers
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
Folder 10718 cab4dr1 tif
high chests of drawers (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1986 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.