High chest of drawers

Date: 1695–1720

Geography: Possibly made in Long Island, New York, United States; Possibly made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American or British

Medium: Sweet gum, yellow poplar, yellow pine, white oak

Dimensions: 58 x 45 x 24 1/2 in. (147.3 x 114.3 x 62.2 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1936

Accession Number: 36.112a, b

Description

The type of leg seen on this high chest was likely derived from the spiral columns of European Baroque architecture. Spiral twisted legs, a rarity in American furniture, can sometimes be found on high chests and tables made in New York.

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