Geography: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Medium: Mahogany, tulip poplar, yellow pine
Dimensions: 99 x 45 1/2 x 25 in. (251.5 x 115.6 x 63.5 cm)
Credit Line: John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1918
Accession Number: 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.