Chest

DATE:
17th century
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Wood
CLASSIFICATION:
Furnishings
DIMENSIONS:
17 7/8 × 21 1/2 × 12 in. (45.4 × 54.61 × 30.48 cm) Bottom drawer: 4 3/8 × 19 3/8 × 11 in. (11.11 × 49.21 × 27.94 cm) Small drawer (each): 4 3/8 × 6 1/4 × 11 in. (11.11 × 15.88 × 27.94 cm) Key: 3 7/8 × 1 1/8 × 3/8 in. (9.84 × 2.86 × 0.95 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Entry, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.623.A-F

General Description

The simple rectangular form of this three-drawer cabinet is covered with applied wavy moldings and panels, pierced brass drawer plaques, corner mounts, carrying handles, and backplates. The fronts of the three horizontal drawers are each compartmented into three, thus multiplying and enriching the design as faceting does on a gemstone.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art. The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 165.