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
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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.