M987.66.2.A-B | Chest of drawers

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Chest of drawers
Owen McGarvey
1870-1880, 19th century
Wood, walnut, mahogany; marble; metal; ceramic; glass; Assembled
240 x 131 x 61 cm
Gift of Mrs. Audrey Smith
© McCord Museum
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This chest of drawers, part of a bedroom suite, was made in the North American "Eastlake" style by Owen McGarvey (1824-1897), one of Montreal's most prominent 19th-century furniture makers. McGarvey was an Irish immigrant who arrived in Montreal in the early 1840s and worked as a cabinetmaker, upholsterer and furniture painter. Using the English and American pattern books that were readily available in Montreal, he designed furniture that was particularly popular with the expanding middle class.