Chest of drawers

Date: 1770–80

Geography: (none assigned) New England, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany, white pine

Dimensions: 34 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. (87.6 x 95.3 x 57.8 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Gift of Charlotte Pickman Gertz, 2001

Accession Number: 2001.644


The drawer fronts of this chest have a reverse-serpentine shape that is echoed in the large overhanging top, the boldly proportioned brasses, and the crisply curved brackets of the feet. In keeping with the Rococo aesthetic, the total effect is one of movement and lightness.