Chest of drawers


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 729

New England cabinetmakers often used birch veneer as a less expensive substitute for imported satinwood. The crotch-veneer panels on the drawers of this chest were carefully book-matched. The drop-panel in the center of the base is characteristic of Portsmouth, New Hampshire-style case furniture in the Federal period.

Chest of drawers, Mahogany, mahogany and birch veneers with yellow poplar, white pine, American

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