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High chest of drawers

Date:
1700–1730
Geography:
Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Maple, black walnut, poplar, eastern white pine
Dimensions:
61 1/2 x 39 1/4 x 22 3/8 in. (156.2 x 99.7 x 56.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.704
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 711
The striking maple burl veneers that create a pattern of arches draw immediate attention to the upper front of this high chest. A burl is a dome-shaped growth on the trunk of a tree that is sliced though to make veneer.
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