An empire style yellow pine chest with four drawers which are dovetailed, the larger top drawer overlaps the three graduated lower drawers, the lower drawers lock, flat, round shaped knobs and bracket feet. Top drawer is supported by pilasters. Beveled side panels.
46 x 51.63 x 23.13 in. (116.84 x 131.14 x 58.75 cm)
Place of Origin
Bastrop (Bastrop County, Tex.)
Gift to Winedale Historical Complex from Ima Hogg, 1967.
Artisan or Artist
Higgins, Jacob Chamberlain.
Higgins, J. C.
pine ; chests
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- plant material -- wood (plant material) -- softwood -- pine (wood) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Furnishings (Hierarchy Name) -- furnishings (artifacts) -- furniture -- case furniture -- chests of drawers
Furnishings -- furniture -- storage and display furniture -- chest of drawers
case furniture -- chests of drawers
Winedale Historical Complex, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Accession No.: IHX.7.2 ; Catalogue No.: W-1g 9-67
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
The object records at Winedale contains notes on who made this chest. The names mentioned include John Higgins, William Higgins, and Jacob Chamberlain Higgins. Taylor & Warren's Texas Furniture book attributed John Higgins as the maker, however, information obtained after the publication indicates that it was made by Jacob Higgins, sometimes referred to as Col. J. C. Higgins. Jacob C. Higgins arrived in Bastrop County in 1840 and was operating a lumber mill on the Copperas Creek near Bastrop by 1841. Jacob's son William Higgins was born in 1845, too young to have made this chest in 1850.