High Chest of Drawers

Unknown makerca. 1760 - 1780

Huntington Museum of Art

Huntington Museum of Art

The Huntington Museum's chest is typical of the Boston/Charlestown furniture with its characteristic proportions, graceful, elongated S-shaped, or cabriole legs, carved fans, and corkscrew finials. Curiously however, the two fans differ in style and execution, perhaps indicating that one may be a later addition.
The chest’s post and frame construction is crafted of walnut, which was typical for the region, with white pine as a secondary wood.

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  • Title: High Chest of Drawers
  • Creator: Unknown maker
  • Date: ca. 1760 - 1780
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Style: Queen Anne
  • Physical Dimensions: w38 x h86 x d22 in.
  • Credit Line: Gift of Annette K. Harvey
  • Type: furniture
  • Medium: walnut wood