Empire walnut chest of drawers with exceptional scalloped, molded drawer fronts which extend to edge, creating a serpentine line, serpentine design in skirting, central area of skirt breaks forward from stiles. Narrow two drawer tier on top, surmounted by overhanging single-board ledge. The two-small drawers, side by side, have unique curved and fluted front, flushed with sides; round wooden knobs pegged to front. They are dovetailed front and back, nailed to single board bottom with square nails, beveled at front and sides. Right drawer has a "1" in pencil on bottom, left has a "2".
47.38 x 43.5 x 22.5 in. (120.35 x 110.49 x 57.15 cm)
Place of Origin
Austin (Travis County, Tex.)
Gift to Winedale Historical Complex from Ima Hogg, 1971.
Caption / Inscription / Signature
Right drawer has a "1" in pencil on bottom, left has a "2".
Artisan or Artist
Hannig, Joseph W.
walnut ; chests
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- plant material -- wood (plant material) -- hardwood -- walnut (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
1870 - 1880
Winedale Historical Complex, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Accession No.: W 71.11 ; Catalogue No.: W-1g 21-71
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
Joseph Hannig married Suzanna Dickenson, one of the survivors of the Alamo. This chest was reputedly bought at auction from the Dickenson estate in 1970.