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High chest of drawers

Date:
1755–90
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, tulip poplar, yellow pine
Dimensions:
99 x 45 1/2 x 25 in. (251.5 x 115.6 x 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.110.6
Not on view
Immigrant craftsmen in Philadelphia produced the most elaborate and richly carved of all colonial American furniture. This high chest, with its powerful stance and ambitious ornamentation, is a worthy monument to the Philadelphia school.
Inscription: incised on upper right drawer bottom: Right; inscribed in chalk on drawer bottoms: [I through II]; inscribed on bottom of second drawer from the top: 6 / 3 / 2
descended in the Lawrence family, Philadelphia; George S. Palmer, New London, Connecticut, until 1918
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