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Chest (USA), ca. 1825

This is a Chest. It was made by Unknown. It is dated ca. 1825 and we acquired it in 1926. Its medium is mahogany, brass, gilt bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Annie Schermerhorn Kane and her husband, a great-grandson of John Jacob Astor, collected antiques both in Europe and at home, many of which came to Cooper-Hewitt for study as examples of good design.

This object was bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 67.5 × 63.5 × 45.7 cm (26 9/16 in. × 25 in. × 18 in.)

It is inscribed

"No. 2" (in script) on back and bottom of the bottom drawer "No. 1" (in script) on the bottom of the top drawer

Cite this object as

Chest (USA), ca. 1825; Made by Unknown ; mahogany, brass, gilt bronze; H x W x D: 67.5 × 63.5 × 45.7 cm (26 9/16 in. × 25 in. × 18 in.); Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1926-22-90-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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