FEDERAL SERPENTINE CHEST Attributed to the Workshop of Judkins and Senter (Copy)

Portsmouth, New Hampshire   Circa 1810

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: White Pine

Height: 38 1/2 inches
Width: 43 5/8 inches
Depth: 21 inches

Reference: The Judkins and Senter attribution is based on construction techniques such as the demi-lune drawer supports and the decorative use of heart shaped escutcheons on the drawer fronts. Please see Brock Jobe's Portsmouth Furniture Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, number 33, pages 178-180, specifically plate 33B and number 22, page 145. The chest was in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition American Art from American Collections and in the accompanying catalog, number 54, page 28.

Item Number: 6939