High chest of drawers (in two sections)

Object Number: 
1954.169
Date: 
1760-1780
Medium: 
Walnut, tulip poplar, white pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 98 3/8 x 44 3/8 x 27 7/8 in. ( 249.9 x 112.7 x 70.8 cm )
Description: 
Walnut Chippendale high chest of drawers in two parts; upper part with broken scroll pediment with applied carved rosettes, cartouche, and flame finials (cartouche and finials repaired but possibly original); carved shell and scrollwork in typanum; case has fluted quarter columns and a row of three drawers in line over two larger drawers over three graduated drawers; lower case has restraining molding at top, one long drawer over three drawers in line, the center drawer having a carved shell and scrollwork; fluted quarter columns, serpentine skirt with center pendant shell, and cabriole legs with carved knees and ball-and-claw feet.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard in memory of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group