Chest of drawers

Creator:
Deyer, George, active ca. 1808-1814
Published/Created:
Manheim, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, United States
ca. 1808
Physical Description:
66 3/4 x 42 x 20 3/8 in.
Materials:
Cherry
Notes:
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.
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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.
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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."
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite cherry high chest of drawers
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5876
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr1 tif
Genre:
high chests of drawers (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Open Access
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, October 1986
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10987121
OID:
11887994
PID:
digcoll:847629

Number of Pages: 2
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