MASSACHUSETTS FEDERAL MAHOGANY AND BIRD’S-EYE MAPLE DRESSING CHEST WITH MIRROR, BOSTON, THOMAS SEYMOUR, 1800-1817.
In two parts, the upper section with rectangular mirror plate with reeded styles and lyre-form supports above a row of three short drawers, the lower section having a rectangular top with outset corners and reeded edge above a case of two short over two long drawers flanked by reeded stiles continuing to tapering reeded legs. The bird’s-eye maple knobs appear to be original. Height 71 ¾ inches, width 38 ⅝ inches, depth 21 ¼ inches.
Literature: Several dressing chests with mirror, attributed to Thomas Seymour are discussed and illustrated in Robert D. Mussey, Jr., “The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour,” pp. 254-271.