High Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1760-1780

GUSN

GUSN-258043

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

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
walnut (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
carving (processes)
Chippendale
Queen Anne Style
scallop shell
acorn
Chest Of Drawers

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

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

35 1/2 x 21 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frank Lovejoy

Accession Number

1998.5846AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)