High chest of drawers


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Contrasting light and dark wood banding creates a lively surface treatment on this high chest of drawers. Few chests with this type of herringbone-banded drawer border are known, and the exact place where this high chest was made has yet to be firmly decided, though one of its secondary woods, chestnut, suggests manufacture in eastern Connecticut or Rhode Island rather than New York, where some scholars have suggested.

High chest of drawers, Black walnut, maple, red cedar, white pine,
chestnut, poplar, American

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