High chest of drawers

Date: 1755–90

Geography: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany, tulip poplar, yellow pine

Dimensions: 99 x 45 1/2 x 25 in. (251.5 x 115.6 x 63.5 cm)

Classification: Furniture

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, with its powerful stance and ambitious ornamentation, is a worthy monument to the Philadelphia school.