Chest of drawers
- Made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
- Mahogany, mahogany and birch veneers with yellow poplar, white pine
- 38 x 40 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (96.5 x 102.9 x 54.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
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New England cabinetmakers often used birch veneer as a less expensive substitute for imported satinwood. The crotch-veneer panels on the drawers of this chest were carefully book-matched. The drop-panel in the center of the base is characteristic of Portsmouth, New Hampshire-style case furniture in the Federal period.