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Object Name CHEST OF DRAWERS
Catalog Number 0985.05.00016
Description This roughly constructed pine chest has three drawers with the remnants of paint or a stain. There are no pulls or escutcheons that remain on the drawer faces. There is a brass plaque on the top that reads, "Used by Mr. Judah Benjamin 1862-65."
Material wood/Metal/Brass
Dimensions H-23.75 W-21.5 D-26.25 inches
Owned Judah P. Benjamin
Provenance This chest of drawers was used by Judah Benjamin in his governmental capacity during the Civil War. Benjamin served as Secretary of State, War and as Attorney General.
People Benjamin, Judah P.
Search Terms Jewish
Jews
Subjects Judaism
Furniture