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High chest and bombé chest reunite at Quincy House

June 15, 2012

Bombé chest
Bombé chest at Quincy House in Quincy, Massachusetts.

After more than 100 years apart, two stellar examples of New England furniture were recently reunited at Historic New England’s Quincy House. In addition to the remarkable early-eighteenth-century high chest, which miraculously survived two fires in 1759 and 1769, a rare mahogany bombé chest is now on display to visitors. One of only forty of its kind known to exist today, the chest is a beautifully crafted example of a form specific to Boston and Salem, Massachusetts.

Quincy House is open for tours on the first Saturday of the month from June to October from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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High chest and bombé chest reunite at Quincy House