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High chest

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