High chest of drawers

c. 1700–1725

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

The squared-off forms, matched panels of veneer, ebonized trumpet-shaped legs, and delicate hardware of this high chest and the adjacent dressing table reflect the influence of northern Europe and Spain upon English furniture of the late 17th century and, in turn, that of colonial America. These two works were originally owned by the merchant William Sever and his wife, Sarah Warren, of Kingston, Rhode Island. The pieces were undoubtedly made in Boston.

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  • Title: High chest of drawers
  • Date Created: c. 1700–1725
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 64 1/16 x 40 1/16 x 22 3/8 in. (1 m 62.72 cm x 101.76 cm x 56.833 cm)
  • Type: Furnishings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/4017582/
  • Medium: White pine, maple, walnut, and brass
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Eugene McDermott Foundation in memory of Helen Ulmer Van Atta