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High Chest of Drawers

Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Mahogany, chestnut
84 1/8 x 40 x 21 3/8 in. (213.7 x 101.6 x 54.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. E. P. Moore, in memory of Rear Admiral E. P. Moore, USN, 1980
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717
There is no other Newport high chest with four clawand-ball feet with open talons and carving on all four knees. The design is a refinement of the Boston Queen Anne-style high chest: scrolls and shells in the skirt provide a sense of gracefulness and lift, while raised panels at the top harmonize with the shape of the hood. Note the “plum pudding” figure of the carefully chosen mahogany drawer fronts.
Inscription: inscribed in chalk: an R K[?] within a D; inscribed on the middle drawer: [illegible markings]
Israel Sack Inc., New York; Rear Admiral and Mrs. E. P. Moore, Washington, D. C., until 1980
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