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Object Name Dresser
Object ID 1936.21.01
Collection O. Henry Museum Collection
Description Walnut dresser with attached mirror. Mirror has pediment top with triangular sides and a half circle top with a scallop design in the center. The sides of the mirror are curvilinear. Below the mirror, the dresser has three separate surfaces: one low wooden center surface, and two raised marble topped surfaces on either side of the center surface. Below each marble topped surface is a drawer with a plain, round wooden handle. Below the two top drawers are two long drawers that span the width of the dresser. On either side of each drawer is a wooden tear drop pull attached to a brass Eastlake rosette, and in the top center of each drawer is a keyhole.
Provenance In the O. Henry Museum Inventory notebook (1935-1951), p.14, the curator (Cornelia Smith) wrote next to entries for a dresser and washstand "MRS. ROACH--USED BY O. HENRY FAMILY." The donor is not listed, so the provenance of these objects are unclear. Mrs. Roach (Martha Roach) died in 1929, and her husband P.G. Roach died in 1930. However, the dresser is of the same style as the bed the belonged to P.G. and Martha Roach (1934.36.01).
Width (in) 42
Height (in) 90
Depth (in) 17.625
Dimension Details Dimensions taken from widest and deepest sections. The height also includes the mirror.