Geography: Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Medium: Walnut, walnut veneer, white pine
Dimensions: 90 x 44 x 22 1/4 in. (228.6 x 111.8 x 56.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number: 10.125.62
In the 1730s, Boston cabinetmakers transformed the traditional flat-topped, turned-leg, William and Mary–style high chest into the scroll-topped, cabriole-leg Queen Anne version. The best examples of this uniquely American design have carved-and-gilded shells and delicate inlaid stars.