Four Drawer Bow-front
Chest of Drawers, circa 1820.
In the manner of
Ephraim Mallard of Gilmanton, New Hampshire.
Retaining its original
finish and brasses, this sophisticated bureau with choice veneers
and a drop panel suggest its cabinetmaker learned his trade in
Portsmouth, while the use of solid birch for the case top and
sides suggests a more central New Hampshire origin, likely Concord
Mallard was trained in Portsmouth and set up shop in Gilmanton.
This chest bears a marked resemblance to one signed by Mallard
illustrated on page 67 in Plain and Elegant, Rich and Common,
Documented New Hampshire Furniture, 1750-1780 published by
the New Hampshire Historical Society.
Height 39 1/2",
Width 41 1/2", Depth 22"
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