High chest

Title:
High chest
Date: 
1740-1780
Medium: 
Birch, maple, chestnut
Dimensions: 
Overall: 70 x 36 x 19 1/2 in. ( 177.8 x 91.4 x 49.5 cm )
Description: 
Queen Anne high chest of drawers in two parts; upper case has a flat top with cornice molding and five graduated drawers; lower case has one long drawer over three drawers in line (two square-fronted drawers flanking a rectangular center drawer) with a cyma-curved front skirt, ogee-curved side skirts and cabriole legs with pad feet; possibly original brass hardware.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Benjamin M. Norman
Object Number: 
1870.8
Gallery Label: 
According to tradition, this high chest is made from wood from the orchard of General Israel Putnam (1718-1790) in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Stylistically, it is consistent with case furniture made in southeastern Connecticut.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group