Highchest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1765-1785

GUSN

GUSN-45420

Description

High chest. Mahogany, red oak, hard maple, soft maple, white cedar, tulipwood, white pine. Top section has eight drawers, center drawer has carved shell design. Drawers flanked by carved pilasters. Scroll pediment with carved rosettes.Three flame carved finials. Bottom section has four drawers, center drawer has carved shell decoration. Shaped skirt with two drops. Cabriole legs with snakeskin knees, pad feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

high chests of drawers
case furniture
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
red oak (wood)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Chippendale
Chest Of Drawers

Inscription

In chalk on backboards: ""John Russell/Wadbury Ct.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

87 5/8 x 43 7/8 x 22 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1952.166

Places

Connecticut (United States)