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Created by:
Thomas Day, American, 1801 - 1861  Search this
Medium:
pine, mahogany, poplar, metal, hide glue
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 89 7/16 × 42 5/16 × 21 7/16 in. (227.2 × 107.5 × 54.5 cm)
Type:
bureaus
Place made:
Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1850s
Description:
A bureau made by Thomas Day. The bureau has a lower case, an upper case, mirror supports, and a mirror. The upper case has two drawers with metal key holes and wood drawer pulls. The lower case has four drawers. Each drawer has a metal key hole at center. The bottom three drawers have wood drawer pulls. The top drawer of the lower case projects out over the three bottom drawers and is faced with reverse ogee molding. The bureau is of mortice and tenon construction. There are multiple scribe marks throughout the interior of the bureau showing that the mortices and tenons were likely cut by hand. Most of the lower case is constructed of southern yellow pine. The floating side panels are re-sawn mahogany boards that retain the sash saw marks. The front stiles and wide floating panel of the rear are tulip poplar. The front feet are made of a lamination of two mahogany boards. The drawer rails are yellow pine. The bottom board of the lower case is tulip poplar and is secured with nails. The tenons on the rear of the bureau are secured with hide glue and nails. The carved front feet are attached with metal screws.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Business  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.25
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ac8267d6-c321-43bf-b4d1-20f8db6fbf43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.25