Chest of Drawers
Johann Frederick Belo arrived in Salem from the Moravian community of Herrnhut, Germany, in 1806. The unusual form of the feet on this chest and other pieces made in this shop is also seen on case furniture made in Herrnshut.
This piece shipped to us with a bookcase top which was apparently made at a later date to go with this chest, numbered #943.2. This piece descended in the Vogler-Senseman family. John Vogler’s daughter, Louise Lauretta, married Edwin Timoleon Senseman in 1844. They moved to Illinois or Indiana. This chest was apparently part of the furnishings they took with them, and was returned to Salem by the Senseman grandchildren.
The brasses are probably replacements.
RELATED NAME: Vogler family