Bow Front Chest of Drawers

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 or Gilmanton.

Cabinetmaker Ephraim 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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