Chest of drawers, 1755–90
Mahogany, tulip poplar, yellow pine; 99 x 45 1/2 x 25 in. (251.5 x 115.6 x 63.5 cm)
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1918 (18.110.6)
Immigrant craftsmen in Philadelphia produced the most elaborate and richly carved of all colonial American furniture. This high chest demonstrates how Philadelphia artisans updated traditional Baroque forms by adding carved Rococo-style ornament.