Chest with drawers

American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Most surviving joined chests with drawers from New England date to the late seventeenth century. Although the pair of large square panels at the top gives the appearance of cupboard doors, this chest actually has a lift-top opening to a deep well for storing linens and two shallower double-paneled drawers below for keeping smaller goods.

Chest with drawers, Red oak, yellow pine, hemlock, white pine, poplar, American

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