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High Chest

Description

Chest on chest, probably walnut; broken pediment with flame finial in center with acorn finial on each side; scallop shell carving on top and bottom chest (center); eleven drawers; scallop-shaped front skirt; cabriole legs with pad feet; brass escutcheon (19); two brass drawer pulls on scallop shell drawer fronts.

Details

Label
Highlights of the furniture collection: This exceedingly handsome walnut bonnet top high chest was made in Salem, Massachusetts, during the height of that town's cabinet-making production. The elaborate shaping of the skirt with a cut out quatrefoil in brackets are characteristic of Salem craftsmanship. This example has a history of belonging to the family of Deacon John Stone of the First Church, Salem.
Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1780
Material
carving (processes)
eastern white pine (wood)
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
acorn
carving (processes)
Chest Of Drawers
chests of drawers
eastern white pine (wood)
Possibly Chippendale
Probably walnut (wood)
Queen Anne Style
scallop shell
Dimensions
35 1/2 x 21 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5846AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Frank Lovejoy
GUSN
258043

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