Chest-on-chest

Date: 1760–90

Geography: Made in New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany, tulip poplar, yellow pine, white pine

Dimensions: 78 3/4 x 45 1/4 x 23 in. (200 x 114.9 x 58.4 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Gift of E. M. Newlin, 1964

Accession Number: 64.249.3

Description

Until its acquisition by the Museum, this chest remained in the great landholding Van Rensselaer family of Albany, New York. Note the wide cornice, canted-and-fluted corners, front claw feet with carved knees, and ogee-bracket rear feet—all typical of New York furniture design.

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